- an Afrikaans-speaking native of South Africa of European, especially Dutch, descent.
Origin of Afrikaner
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Examples from the Web for afrikaner
The last thing Mandela wanted to do was unite, through fear, the often bitterly divided white Anglo and Afrikaner populations.Anger at the Heart of Nelson Mandela’s Violent Struggle
December 6, 2013
I am an Afrikaner and I want to show that baboon Julius Malema.Murder Threatens Mandela's Dream
April 21, 2010
(a) Procuring the staunch adhesion and co-operation of every Afrikaner and other real friend of the cause.
It suited both parties to maintain harmony—it behoved every Afrikaner to be one-minded in friendly reciprocation.
It is the privilege and duty of every Afrikaner to contribute all in his power towards the expulsion of the English usurper.
A united Afrikaner Bond, persistent to carry out its fell project, definitely meant war sooner or later.
The Afrikaner Bond then had advanced another important stage.
- a White native of the Republic of South Africa whose mother tongue is AfrikaansSee also Boer
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