Afrikander

or Af·ri·can·der

[ af-ri-kan-der ]
/ ˌæf rɪˈkæn dər /
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noun

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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Afrikander

Africander

/ (afriˈkandə, ˌæfrɪˈkændə) /

noun

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 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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