Definition of Afrikander in English:


Syllabification: Af·ri·kan·der
Pronunciation: /ˌafriˈkandər


  • An animal of a South African breed of sheep or longhorn cattle.
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    • The Africander is South Africa's most popular native breed, comprising 30% of the cattle population.
    • The low maintenance Africander is heat-tolerant and well adapted to withstand harsh conditions.
    • The breeds selected to form the genetic pool were Hereford, Angus, Afrikander and Santa Gertirudis.


early 19th century (an early form of Afrikaner, having the same senses): via Afrikaans from South African Dutch.

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