Definition of Afrikaner

1. Noun. A white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans.

Exact synonyms: Afrikander, Boer
Generic synonyms: South African



2. Adjective. Belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language. "Afrikaner support"
Exact synonyms: Afrikaans
Derivative terms: Afrikaans
Partainyms: South Africa, South Africa

Definition of Afrikaner

1. Noun. A member of an ethnic group of northwestern European ancestry and associated with southern Africa and the Afrikaans language. ¹

2. Noun. A breed of cattle, aka Afrikander. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afrikaner

Africanist
Africanist dance
Africanists
Africanization
Africanize
Africanized
Africanized bee
Africanized honey bee
Africanizes
Africanizing
Africanness
Africans
Afrihili
Afrikaans
Afrikander
Afrikaner (current term)
Afrikanerdom
Afrikaners
Afrindian
Afro
Afro-
Afro-American
Afro-Americans
Afro-Argentine
Afro-Argentines
Afro-Argentinian
Afro-Argentinians
Afro-Asian
Afro-Caribbean

Literary usage of Afrikaner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa by James Backhouse (1844)
"Reci Meeting of Jan Ortman and Titus Afrikaner.—History of the Afrik mil}. ... Comm with the Wesleyan Missionaries.—Conversion of D. Afrikaner. ..."

2. Public Attitudes in Contemporary South Africa: Insights from an Hsrc Survey by Human Sciences Research Council (2002)
"All in all, the mobilisation of Afrikaner identity culminated in the consolidation of Afrikaner power in 1948 and the elimination of the imperial factor ..."

3. History of South Africa 1691-1795 by George McCall Theal (1888)
"... places—Exploration of the country east of Walfish Bay—Continuation of the war with the Bushmen—Conduct of the Namaqua captain Afrikaner—Dismissal of the ..."

4. Notes of Travel in South-western Africa by Charles John Andersson (1882)
"Jonker Afrikaner—Visit to David Christian—Arrogant conduct of a ... Jonker Afrikaner had now been dead some time, and it was impossible to deny that his ..."

5. The Moffats by Ethel Daniels Hubbard (1917)
"CHAPTER IV THE KRAAL OF Afrikaner THE OUTLAW The tumult and the shouting dies; The captains and the kings depart; Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, ..."

6. Democracy and Governance Review: Mandela's Legacy 1994-1999 by Bernard M. Magubane, Yvonne G. Muthien, Meshack M. Khosa (2001)
"Afrikaner nationalism went beyond culture to include a close emotional attachment with ... Indeed, because Afrikaner leaders used their political power to ..."

7. Lake Ngami: Or, Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years' Wanderings by Charles John Andersson (1857)
"... of Jonker Afrikaner; where my friend, before finally leaving the country, was anxious to settle certain disputes between the native tribes. ..."

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