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- proper n. A contemporary dialect of the Dutch language.
- proper n. A regional dialect of Middle Dutch.
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They might have been genuine descendants of the inhabitants of that Hollandic town of Broeck, celebrated by Washington Irving, where the cows 'tails are kept tied up with unsullied blue ribbons, and the ends of the firewood are painted white.
My parents 'folks mostly farmers and sailors -- on my father's side, of English -- on my mother's, (Van Velsor's) from Hollandic immigration.
English -- on my mother's (Van Velsor's), from Hollandic immigration.
'' 'Afrikaans' '' is the language of the Afrikaners (and Cape Coloureds) of [[South Africa]], who form about 56% of that country's white population derived from the South-Hollandic dialect of [[Dutch language | Dutch]], brought to southern Africa in the 17th century In 1925, when Afrikaans replaced Dutch as one of the official languages of South Africa, a spelling system drafted by Roeland Anthonie Kollewijn was immediately adopted.