Azania

[uh-zey-nee-uh, uh-zeyn-yuh]
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noun

the indigenous name applied to South Africa by indigenous black nationalists or liberationists.

Related formsA·za·ni·an, noun, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of azanian

  • The Azanian hosts welcome the delegation with a banquet, but do not fully grasp the message.

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    "Severely Conservative"?

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    February 10, 2012


British Dictionary definitions for azanian

Azanian

noun

a native or inhabitant of Azania (another name used esp by many Black political activists for South Africa)

adjective

of or relating to Azania

Azania

noun

another name for South Africa

Word Origin for Azania

perhaps from Arabic Adzan East Africa
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