Boer War

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a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and Orange Free State, 1899–1902.
a war between Great Britain and the Transvaal, 1880–81.
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British Dictionary definitions for Boer War

Boer War

either of two conflicts between Britain and the South African Boers, the first (1880–1881) when the Boers sought to regain the independence given up for British aid against the Zulus, the second (1899–1902) when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on BritainAlso called: Anglo-Boer War, South African War
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Cultural definitions for Boer War

Boer War
[ (bohr, bawr, boor) ]

A war between British and Dutch settlers (Boers) in what is now South Africa, fought from 1899 to 1902 and won by the British. The country was united in 1910.

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