South African Dutch, noun phrase and & adjectival phrase
obs. except in historical contexts
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. Dutchnoun sense 2 a. Also attributive. See also Afrikaansnoun.
First formalized as a written language in the 1870s.
1871J. MackenzieTen 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.
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 Dutchnoun phrase sense 1). See also Afrikanernoun sense 2 a.
1926P. SmithBeadle (1929) 11She had..that astonishing fairness of skin which is sometimes found among the South African Dutch.
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