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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He fought with the Boers against us and has taken his immense bulk into one campaign after another.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
But so carefully watchful were the Remingtons that the Boers had no chance of surprising us.
As he did so a dozen Boers dashed out of the kopje, and Aide opened fire on them, which caused the Boers to fire a volley at him.
Their guns put a great fear into the Boers, and a general bolt set in.
We took 40 prisoners, and found about 14 dead Boers on the ground, besides a dozen wounded.