Definition of Azania in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈzeɪnɪə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

An alternative name for South Africa, proposed in the time of apartheid by some supporters of majority rule for the country.



noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The Soweto Students' Congress and the Azanian Co-ordinating Committee are restricted in terms of emergency regulations.
  • We truly do not know whether the Azanians were Kushitic or Bantu people; we rather tend to consider them as Kushitic.
  • This is true for white people, Black people, Palestinians, Israelis, Irish, English, Boers or Azanians.


Greek (taken from classical geography), probably based on Arabic Zanj, denoting a black African.

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