American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- South Africa. In the apartheid era, the term was often used by Black African nationalists.
“It was their language descendants who eventually predominated in Azania (Tanzania) for the long run of history.”
“For all we know, Arab merchants and their wives and families who spent eight months at a time in Azania awaiting seasonal monsoons to return them home preferred certain ceramics over others.”
“Bantu-derived populations who lived in Azania during the Rhapta period and later did not comprise a continual population of Bantu people who shared a common ancestry that dated to the late last millennium or early first millennium CE.”
“The statement said the name Azania was "critical in nation building" and would go a long way to creating a positive national identity.”
“By the turn of the era their descendants, whom we can call the Azania Bantu, had moved into the Limbo area and the broader environs of central and southern Tanzania's coast.”
“Or if I should meet with a country called Azania, I may in like manner derive it from Az-An, a fountain sacred to the Sun; from whence the country was named.”
“The Pan Africanist Congress of South Africa (later of "Azania") made its appearance as an independent formation in November 1958.”
“Nkgwedi said "white thugs" had been assaulting and abusing blacks ever since they arrived in "Azania" in 1652.”
“Dickens, who has opened a store called "Azania" on his plot, said the law had not deterred him from moving onto his own piece of land.”
“A small group of gun-toting Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging supporters on Saturday drove through the port town of Richards Bay declaring it part of a whites-only Afrikaner Volkstaat and threatening war if it was incorporated into "Azania".”
Looking for tweets for Azania.