Akademie, noun

Origin:
Afrikaans
Shortened form of Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy of Arts and Sciences), an organization which promotes the Afrikaans language and culture. Also attributive.
Note:
Established in 1909, it was known until 1942 as the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Taal, Lettere en Kuns (South African Academy of Language, Literature and Arts).
1936 E. Rosenthal Old-Time Survivals 6The leading cultural body of the Afrikaans-speaking section of the populace, the Afrikaanse Akademie.
1971 Daily Dispatch 20 May 9Uys Krige received the Akademie Prize for translated work ‘Spaans Amerikaanse Ballades.’
1973 Weekend Post 30 June 1A faculty member of the Akademie expressed the hope that politics was not being dragged into its activities...It is understood that some akademie members disagree with the judge’s verligte attitude.
1983 C. Groenewald in S. Afr. Panorama Apr. 26The Akademie was extended in 1942 to incorporate the sciences as well as medicine and engineering.
Shortened form of Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy of Arts and Sciences), an organization which promotes the Afrikaans language and culture. Also attributive.

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