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There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well - the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
Barbara Amiel

Meaning of "South Africa" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOUTH AFRICA

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adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
South Africa is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SOUTH AFRICA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

South Africa

South Africa

Coordinates: 30°S 25°E / 30°S 25°E / -30; 25 South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It has 2,798 kilometres of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. To the north lie the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; and within it lies Lesotho, an enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area, and with close to 53 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution's recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. Two of these languages are of European origin: English and Afrikaans, the latter originating from Dutch and serving as the first language of most white and coloured South Africans. Though English is commonly used in public and commercial life, it is only the fourth most-spoken first language.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOUTH AFRICA

South African
South African Dutch
South African War
South America
South American
South American trypanosomiasis
South Arabia
South Arabian
South Atlantic
South Australia
South Australian
South Ayrshire
South Bend
south by east
south by west
South Carolina
South Carolinian
South China Sea
South Dakota

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOUTH AFRICA

Africa
America
Black Africa
British East Africa
British West Africa
East Africa
French Equatorial Africa
French North Africa
French West Africa
German East Africa
Horn of Africa
Italian East Africa
Nkosi Sikelel´ iAfrica
North Africa
Portuguese East Africa
Republic of South Africa
South West Africa
Spanish West Africa
sub-Saharan Africa
Union of South Africa
West Africa

Synonyms and antonyms of South Africa in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «South Africa» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOUTH AFRICA

Find out the translation of South Africa to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of South Africa from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «South Africa» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

南非
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Sudáfrica
570 millions of speakers

English

South Africa
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दक्षिण अफ्रीका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَنُوبُ أَفْرِيقْيَا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Южно-Африканская Республика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

África do Sul
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দক্ষিন আফ্রিকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Afrique du Sud
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Afrika Selatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Südafrika
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

南アフリカ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남아프리카
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Afrika Kidul
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Nam Phi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தென் ஆப்பிரிக்கா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दक्षिण आफ्रिका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Güney Afrika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Sudafrica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Afryka Południowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Південна Африка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Africa de Sud
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Νότια Αφρική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Suid -Afrika
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Sydafrika
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sør-Afrika
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of South Africa

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOUTH AFRICA»

The term «South Africa» is very widely used and occupies the 3.236 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOUTH AFRICA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about South Africa

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOUTH AFRICA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word South Africa.
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Peter Abrahams
For me, personally, life in South Africa had come to an end. I had been lucky in some of the whites I had met. Meeting them had made a straight 'all-blacks-are-good, all-whites-are-bad' attitude impossible. But I had reached a point where the gestures of even my friends among the whites were suspect, so I had to go or be forever lost.
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Gerry Adams
Sinn Fein has productively taken the example of South Africa and, as we develop the peace process, we continue to use examples from South Africa.
3
Barbara Amiel
There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well - the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
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Kenny Baker
I skated in ice shows all over Europe and South Africa for 20 years. I love to ice skate.
5
Christiaan Barnard
On Saturday, I was a surgeon in South Africa, very little known. On Monday, I was world renowned.
6
Lauren Beukes
I've seen so many screw-ups of representations of South Africa, and it makes me so angry every time.
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Lauren Beukes
I moved to New York for love, and it was a disaster, in 2000. And then I had American friends who had lived in South Africa, and they were in Chicago. They said, 'Come and spend some time with us, and we'll help you get over it.'
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Steven Biko
In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift - a more human face.
9
Sydney Brenner
I set up a laboratory in the Department of Physiology in the Medical School in South Africa and begin to try to find a bacteriophage system which we might use to solve the genetic code.
10
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
All of our forebears contributed to what South Africa has become. That does not, however, mean that I must apologize to anyone for being born a Zulu, or for having that culture.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOUTH AFRICA»

Discover the use of South Africa in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to South Africa and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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South Africa
This volume is a fine tribute to the country, its people and its land-, sea- and cityscapes. This is the face of the nation - the essence of South Africa.
Sean Fraser, 2005
2
Witchcraft, Violence, and Democracy in South Africa
Adam Ashforth explores the challenge of occult violence & the spiritual insecurity that it engenders to democratic rule in South Africa.
Adam Ashforth, 2005
3
South Africa: The Culture
Ages 9 to 14 years. This fascinating book takes a look at the interesting mix of people and cultures that make up South Africa today. A special section focuses on traditional African beliefs and healing.
Domini Clark, 2008
4
A Concise History of South Africa
This book provides succinct coverage of the history of South Africa from the introduction of agriculture 1500 years ago up to and including the government of Nelson Mandela.
Robert Ross, 2008
5
Field Guide to Insects of South Africa
This new guide will be of great value to entomologists, both amateur and professional, as well as to students, nature conservation officers, game rangers, gardeners, farmers, tourists and anyone with an interest in natural history.
Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths, Alan Weaving, 2004
6
South Africa
An introduction to the history, geography, language, schools, and social life and customs of South Africa.
Patricia J. Murphy, 2004
7
Christianity in South Africa: A Political, Social, and ...
This is a creative and much-needed contribution to scholarship and general knowledge. . . . An outstanding work."--Dean S. Gilliland, Fuller Theological Seminary
Richard Elphick, T. R. H. Davenport, 1997
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South Africa's Alternative Press: Voices of Protest and ...
Collection of essays on the South African alternative press from the 1880s to the 1960s.
Les Switzer, 1997
9
African Traditional Religion in South Africa: An Annotated ...
This work participates in that recovery by providing a comprehensive guide to research on the indigenous religious heritage of this dynamic country.
DAVID CHIDESTER, CHIREVO KWENDA, ROBERT PETTY, 1997
10
An Economic History of South Africa: Conquest, ...
This book is the first economic history of South Africa in over sixty years.
C. H. Feinstein, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOUTH AFRICA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term South Africa is used in the context of the following news items.
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Trophy hunting just part of the story behind declining lion numbers in …
South Africa, where hunters legally kill around 260 a year, is the world centre of lion hunting but nearly all those killed for sport are bred in captivity, in a practice ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Surfer fights off shark during competition in South Africa
The J-Bay Open is a major surfing competition held in South Africa. Mick Fanning is an elite Australian surfer with three world titles under his belt. This shark is ... «SB Nation, Jul 15»
3
Dylann Storm Roof, Rhodesia, South Africa And White Supremacy …
... jacket with the Rhodesia and the South African apartheid flags in his Facebook page, according to media reports. Law enforcement leaders have not identified ... «International Business Times, Jun 15»
4
In South Africa, a special resonance to Rachel Dolezal's tale
Dolezal, the former head of the NAACP in Spokane, Washington, had claimed her father was an older black man and that their family had lived in South Africa. «PRI, Jun 15»
5
Sudan's President Escapes War Crimes Arrest in South Africa
Born in a more hopeful era, when citizens of the world committed to stamping out injustice and holding genocidal dictators and warlords accountable for crimes ... «TIME, Jun 15»
6
Fifa crisis: South Africa to probe bribe claims
An elite police unit in South Africa is to launch a preliminary inquiry into allegations that officials paid bribes to help secure the 2010 World Cup. «BBC News, Jun 15»
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South Africa's Johannesburg marches against xenophobia
About 30,000 people have taken part in a march through South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, to demand an end to a recent wave of xenophobic attacks. «BBC News, Apr 15»
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Shops set ablaze, looted as xenophobic attacks spread in South Africa
Johannesburg (CNN) South African police fired rubber bullets Friday to disperse crowds setting immigrant businesses ablaze as attacks against foreigners ... «CNN, Apr 15»
9
Advice For Trevor Noah From The 'Jon Stewart Of South Africa'
This week, Comedy Central announced that Jon Stewart's replacement on The Daily Show will be a South African comedian, Trevor Noah. To get some ... «NPR, Mar 15»
10
New Daily Show Host Joked US Worse Than Apartheid South Africa
On Monday, Comedy Central announced that South African comedian Trevor Noah would be ... And I know that you flew in, I guess, yesterday from South Africa. «NewsBusters, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. South Africa [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/south-africa>. Dec 2019 ».
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