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Afrikander

or Af·ri·can·der

[af-ri-kan-der]
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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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Examples from the Web for afrikander

Historical Examples

  • But the Afrikander leaders at the Cape knew that they had the game in their own hands.

    Lord Milner's Work in South Africa

    W. Basil Worsfold

  • The whole of South Africa belongs by just right to the Afrikander nation.

  • "Afrikander party" The, the friends of in England, 375, 379.

  • This was precisely what the Afrikander nationalist desired to do.

  • Were they, then, the comrades or the dupes of the Afrikander nationalists?


British Dictionary definitions for afrikander

Afrikander

Africander

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 afrikander

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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