[ uh-zey-nee-uh, uh-zeyn-yuh ]
/ əˈzeɪ ni ə, əˈzeɪn yə /
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the Indigenous name applied to South Africa by Indigenous Black nationalists or liberationists.
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Origin of Azania
First recorded in 1700–10; from Latin Azānius “pertaining to a region in Ethiopia or between Kenya and Tanzania, Azanian,” from Greek Azanía
OTHER WORDS FROM AzaniaA·za·ni·an, noun, adjective
Words nearby Azania
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Example sentences from the Web for Azania
Here also is Smyrnophora, or the region of myrrh; after which is Azania, producing many elephants.
British Dictionary definitions for Azania
/ (əˈzɑːnɪə, əˈzɑːnjə) /
another name for South Africa
Word Origin for Azania
perhaps from Arabic Adzan East Africa
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