from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A lake of southwest Luzon, Philippines, south of Manila. It contains Volcano Island, the site of the active volcano Mount Taal.
  • n. See Afrikaans.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In South African Dutch territory, ‘the language,’ namely, the colonial form of Dutch there spoken.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish


Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch tāle, speech; see del-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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