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Africander

[af-ri-kan-der] /ˌæf rɪˈkæn dər/
noun

Afrikander

or Africander

[af-ri-kan-der] /ˌæf rɪˈkæn dər/
noun
1.
one of a breed of red beef cattle, raised originally in southern Africa, well adapted to high temperatures.
2.
Archaic. Afrikaner.
Origin of Afrikander
See origin at Afrikaner
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  • By doing so we shall deliver a death-blow to the Africander race.

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • The question of independence is so dear to every Africander that this word can hardly be spoken.

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • But we may not sacrifice the Africander people for that independence.

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • We could not resist the conviction that the Africander nation was exhausted.

    Through Shot and Flame J. D. Kestell.
  • God has formed the Africander nation in this great struggle.

    Through Shot and Flame J. D. Kestell.
  • Let no man say that God has not heard the prayer of the Africander nation.

    Through Shot and Flame J. D. Kestell.
  • By chance I happened to mention this to a native Africander.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • Enter ‘Africander’ lad with a nosegay; only one flower that I know—heliotrope.

    Letters from the Cape Lady Duff Gordon
  • Was it a good thing that they should allow a people that had struggled as the Africander people had done to share such a fate?

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • If once they were vanquished, it was all over with the Africander people, and all chance of a revival would be gone for ever.

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
British Dictionary definitions for Africander

Afrikander

/afriˈkandə; ˌæfrɪˈkændə/
noun
1.
a breed of humpbacked beef cattle originally raised in southern Africa
2.
a southern African breed of fat-tailed sheep
3.
a former name for an Afrikaner
Word Origin
C19: from South African Dutch, formed on the model of Hollander
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Word Origin and History for Africander

Afrikander

n.

1822, "South African native of Dutch descent," from Dutch Afrikaner "African," with intrusive -d- on analogy of Hollander, Englander, etc. (Afrikaner is attested from 1824).

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