Definition of South African in English:

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South African

Pronunciation: /ˌsaʊθ ˈafrɪk(ə)n/


A native or inhabitant of South Africa.
Example sentences
  • 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.


1Relating to South Africa.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • Commonly used agents include African plum, South African star grass, stinging nettle, and rye pollen.
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