Meaning of South African Dutch in English:

South African Dutch


mass noun
  • The Afrikaans language from the 17th to the 19th centuries, during its development from Dutch.

    ‘Meerkat is a South African Dutch word meaning ‘lake cat’ since Meerkats are often found near stretches of water.’


dated, derogatory
  • Relating to Afrikaans-speaking South Africans.

    ‘The Cape Malays, who concentrated in the Cape Town area, were in great demand as cooks in South African Dutch homes in the 17th century.’