African vs Afrikaans - What's the difference?

african | afrikaans |

As an adjective african

is african.

As a noun afrikaans is

afrikaans (language).



Alternative forms

* Afric


  • Of or pertaining to Africa.
  • Derived terms

    * African elephant * African hemp * African marigold * African oak * African penguin * African teak * African violet * North African * South African


    * Maghrebi * Congolese * Ethiopian * Ugandan * Zimbabwean * Mozambican


    (en noun)
  • A native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race.
  • * 2007 , African Immigrant Religions in America (ISBN 0814762409):
  • Africans constitute significantly growing populations not only in major urban centers such as New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, and Atlanta but also in small and midsize cities in states such as Ohio and Maine.


    * sub-Saharan, Maghrebi

    Derived terms

    * Africanism




    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A Germanic language descending from Dutch; the primary language of the descendants of Dutch and other European settlers, as well as many mixed-race (e.g. (w)) living in South Africa and in Namibia. Also, one of the eleven official languages of South Africa and until 1990 one of three official languages of Namibia.
  • A term sometimes used of people from South Africa and Namibia (who speak Afrikaans), more properly called "Afrikaans people" or Afrikaners.
  • Synonyms

    * (Afrikaans person) Afrikaner


  • Of or pertaining to the Afrikaans language.
  • See also

    * (af) * Language list * * (websters-online) ----