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


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

Related formsA·za·ni·an, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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



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


of or relating to Azania



another name for South Africa

Word Origin for Azania

perhaps from Arabic Adzan East Africa
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