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17:59 Sep 17, 2001
Afrikaans to English translations [Non-PRO]
Afrikaans term or phrase: Delna
I have no idea. I'm not even sure what language it is. But I need to know what it means please.

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Delna is a proper noun. Apparently it is a name for a female, as well as an anti-corruption organization in Central Europe (Latvia).
Delna, currently the most prominent national anti-corruption organization, has found a large discrepancy between real corruption and the public perception of corruption. In its 2000 survey, "The Face of Corruption in Latvia," the organization, whose name translates into English as "open palm," analyzed public opinion on corruption and compared it to the actual data on corruption in different government institutions. Opinion matched with the real data amounts only in evaluation of the Traffic Police, where about two-thirds of those questioned said sanctions for traffic rule violations are often avoided by bribing police officers. Public perception exaggerated corruption in customs and local governments by about 20 percent and in courts by 16 percent.
I think that the name is possible Latvian. Perhaps try reposting in Latvian - English.
Good luck!

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