Definition of South Africanism in US English:

South Africanism

noun

  • 1A word or phrase characteristic of, particular to, or originating from southern Africa; (now) specifically a characteristic word or idiom of South African English.

  • 2The fact of belonging to or originating from southern Africa; (a belief in or advocacy of) the principle of the political unity of the South African people or nation.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Literary World. From South African + -ism.