Afrikander

or Af·ri·can·der

[af-ri-kan-der]

Origin of Afrikander

see origin at Afrikaner
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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 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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