Dutch settlers in South Africa, also known as Afrikaners. The Boers were repeatedly driven further inland by British settlers; the British finally defeated them in the Boer War of 1899–1902. Boer is Dutch for “farmer.”
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You know what a short distance it was, and by going very slowly I passed two others where the Boers were sitting outside talking.A Dash from Diamond City|George Manville Fenn
Ostrich farming is not only an interesting industry for the Boers, but it is a most lucrative business.The World and Its People: Book VII|Anna B. Badlam
Placing these in front of the soldiers, they shot beneath the women's arms upon the approaching Boers.The War in South Africa|Arthur Conan Doyle
They point out that we stopped them from helping us, and that, had we not done so, the Boers would have been easily put down.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)|Louis Creswicke
I had to turn them loose and take these mules or I should have been killed or captured by the Boers.War's Brighter Side|Julian Ralph.