Definition of South African in English:

South African

Line breaks: South Af¦ri|can
Pronunciation: /ˌsaʊθ ˈafrɪk(ə)n


  • A native or inhabitant of South Africa.
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    • I wonder how he got on with the South Africans who played for the Rest of the World teams during the recent matches in Australia.
    • With the temperature hitting 36 degrees, two South Africans were hospitalised.
    • The local MP quotes an estimate that as many as 20,000 South Africans live there.


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  • 1Relating to South Africa.
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    • And, no matter how things go in Spain, both should be able to play in the two South African events that form part of the 2006 tour season before Christmas.
    • The collection includes Mandela's personal diaries, which were written on desk calendars bearing breezy pictures of South African landmarks.
    • The government says the new administration panel, appointed by the communications ministry, is more representative of the South African people.
  • 1.1 Botany Relating to or denoting a phytogeographical kingdom comprising only the Cape region.
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    • Commonly used agents include African plum, South African star grass, stinging nettle, and rye pollen.

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