or Af·ri·can·der



one of a breed of red beef cattle, raised originally in southern Africa, well adapted to high temperatures.
Archaic. Afrikaner.

Origin of Afrikander

see origin at Afrikaner Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for africander

Historical Examples of africander

  • By doing so we shall deliver a death-blow to the Africander race.

  • The question of independence is so dear to every Africander that this word can hardly be spoken.

  • But we may not sacrifice the Africander people for that independence.

  • We could not resist the conviction that the Africander nation was exhausted.

  • Let no man say that God has not heard the prayer of the Africander nation.

British Dictionary definitions for africander




a breed of humpbacked beef cattle originally raised in southern Africa
a southern African breed of fat-tailed sheep
a former name for an Afrikaner

Word Origin for Afrikander

C19: from South African Dutch, formed on the model of Hollander
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Word Origin and History for africander



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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