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Afrikaner Line breaks: Af¦ri|kaner
Pronunciation: /ˌafrɪˈkɑːnə/

Definition of Afrikaner in English:


1An Afrikaans-speaking white person in South Africa, especially one descended from the Dutch and Huguenot settlers of the 17th century.
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.
2South African A gladiolus native to southern Africa.
  • Gladiolus and related genera, family Iridaceae
Example sentences
  • Homoglossum watsoninum (red Afrikaner) is a gladiolus-like plant that can grow to a metre tall.


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.


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

Words that rhyme with Afrikaner

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