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[ahyt-lan-der, oit-; Dutch œit-lahn-duhr]
noun (often initial capital letter)
  1. a foreigner, especially a British settler in the Boer republics prior to the formation of the Union of South Africa.
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Origin of uitlander

1890–95; < Afrikaans < obsolete Dutch, equivalent to uit out + land land + -er -er1
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Examples from the Web for uitlander

Historical Examples

  • The Boer left it to the Kaffir, and the uitlander had better things to think about.

    The African Colony

    John Buchan

  • The simile of the bird of prey is more applicable to the Boer than to the Uitlander.

    Boer Politics

    Yves Guyot

  • What Uitlander then could ever have obtained his naturalisation?

    Boer Politics

    Yves Guyot

  • Everybody else had been heard and judged, the Uitlander had only been judged.

    The Transvaal from Within

    J. P. Fitzpatrick

  • Sovran woman is the Uitlander of civilization—and man is her Boer.

British Dictionary definitions for uitlander


  1. (sometimes capital) Southern African a foreigner; alien
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Word Origin

C19: Afrikaans: outlander
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