- 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
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Examples from the Web for afrikander
But the Afrikander leaders at the Cape knew that they had the game in their own hands.
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?
- 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
C19: from South African Dutch, formed on the model of Hollander
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Word Origin and History for afrikander
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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