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South African Dutch, noun phrase and adjectival phrase

obs. except in historical contexts
A. noun phrase
1. The dialect of Dutch which developed in South Africa among Dutch settlers and their descendants, and which came to be known as ‘Afrikaans’. Cf. Dutch noun sense 2 a. Also attributive. See also Afrikaans noun.
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First formalized as a written language in the 1870s.
1871 J. Mackenzie Ten Yrs N. of Orange River 7I had followed only too strictly the rules given in the Grammar, from which South African Dutch has considerably departed...Dutchmen fresh from Holland are sometimes misunderstood, and their language mistaken for German.
1970 Life 19 Jan. 49The horns of the hartebeest (‘hart’ or ‘stag’ beast in South African Dutch) are unlike those of any other animal.
2. The South African Dutch (plural): The white South Africans whose ancestors were predominantly from the Netherlands (and from France), and who spoke Dutch (and subsequently Afrikaans). Also attributive. Cf. The Cape Dutch (see Cape Dutch noun phrase sense 1). See also Afrikaner noun sense 2 a.
1926 P. Smith Beadle (1929) 11She had..that astonishing fairness of skin which is sometimes found among the South African Dutch.
1936 R.J.M. Goold-Adams S. Afr. To-Day & To-Morrow 4The South African Dutch belong essentially to South Africa.
B. adjectival phrase Dutch adjective sense 1.
1936 E. Rosenthal Old-Time Survivals 20‘Braaivleisaand’, or ‘Roast Meat Evening’: An old South African Dutch custom.
1974 D. Rooke Margaretha de la Porte 23The De La Portes called themselves South African Dutch although the roots of the family lay in France: they were descended from Huguenots.
The dialect of Dutch which developed in South Africa among Dutch settlers and their descendants, and which came to be known as ‘Afrikaans’.
The white South Africans whose ancestors were predominantly from the Netherlands (and from France), and who spoke Dutch (and subsequently Afrikaans). Also attributive.
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