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Azania

[ uh-zey-nee-uh, uh-zeyn-yuh ]
/ əˈzeɪ ni ə, əˈzeɪn yə /
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noun

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
A·za·ni·an, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Azania

Azania
/ (əˈzɑːnɪə, əˈzɑːnjə) /

noun

another name for South Africa
perhaps from Arabic Adzan East Africa
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