Definition of Afrikaner in English:

Afrikaner

Syllabification: Af·ri·ka·ner
Pronunciation: /ˌafrəˈkänər
 
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noun

An Afrikaans-speaking person in South Africa, especially one descended from the Dutch and Huguenot settlers of the 17th century.
More example sentences
  • In my academic posting here I report a study of South African Afrikaners (whites of Dutch origin).
  • After 1845, the Pedi also had to contend with an influx of white Afrikaner settlers, some of whom seized Pedi children and forced them to work as slaves.
  • Key innovators were often British settlers, but Afrikaners, still the predominant landowners, were drawn into the commercial pastoral economy.

Origin

Afrikaans, from South African Dutch Africander, from Dutch Afrikaan 'an African' + the personal suffix -der, on the pattern of Hollander 'Dutchman'.

Derivatives

Afrikanerdom

noun
More example sentences
  • They represented our country with the notion that Afrikanerdom and the Lord would get them through.
  • His role as lecturer in what was a bastion of Afrikanerdom is of fairly recent origin.
  • This rule by the generals was wholly unacceptable to the great notables of Afrikanerdom.

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