or Af·ri·kaa·ner

[af-ri-kah-ner, -kan-er]


an Afrikaans-speaking native of South Africa of European, especially Dutch, descent.

Origin of Afrikaner

1815–1825; < Afrikaans, earlier Afrikaander, equivalent to Afrikaan African + -er -er1, with -d- from Hollander Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a White native of the Republic of South Africa whose mother tongue is AfrikaansSee also Boer
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