South Africanism, noun phrase

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EnglishShow more South African adjectival phrase + English noun-forming suffix -ism.
1. A linguistic feature typical of, or particular to, South Africa; see quotation 1989. Cf. Afrikanerism sense 3.
1896 S. Cumberland What I Think of S. Afr. 39They — to use a South Africanism — were high old times for those with luck as well as those with enterprise.
1994 [see man int.].
2. A distinctively South African quality; over-arching and inclusive ‘South Africanness’; a broad patriotism or sense of belonging to South African society.
1955 T.B. Davie Educ. & Race Rel. 30The early stages of a restored South Africanism having been prepared in the infant and primary schools and carried forward into the high schools, what can be done to further this aim at the university level?
1993 H. Tyson Editors under Fire 11Those newspapers which supported a ‘broad South Africanism’ were attacked from both sides — from the reactionary government for being unpatriotic, and from the radicals for supporting ‘The System’.
A linguistic feature typical of, or particular to, South Africa; see quotation 1989.
A distinctively South African quality; over-arching and inclusive ‘South Africanness’; a broad patriotism or sense of belonging to South African society.

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