Adjective "afrikaner" definition and examples

(Afrikaner may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌafrɪˈkɑːnə/

Definitions and examples

noun

An Afrikaans-speaking white person in South Africa, especially one descended from the Dutch and Huguenot settlers of the 17th century.
  1. 'In my academic posting here I report a study of South African Afrikaners (whites of Dutch origin).'
  2. 'He was a white, male Afrikaner from the heartland of the volk, the Free State.'
  3. 'Was it strange for a white Afrikaner to seek help from a black Nigerian faith healer?'
  4. 'A Dutch colony was established in 1652; the settlers were at first known as BOERS and later as Afrikaners.'
  5. 'There were other aims as well, such as mediation and adjustment of differences between English and Afrikaners, between white workers and their employers, and between mining and farming interests.'
  6. 'The Boers or Afrikaners, as the descendants of the Dutch called themselves, ceded the Cape to Great Britain in an 1814 treaty.'
  7. 'Orange is a reference to the Dutch heritage of many Afrikaners.'
  8. '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.'
  9. 'Throughout most of the twentieth century, South Africa's political life was dominated by white Afrikaners.'
  10. 'Key innovators were often British settlers, but Afrikaners, still the predominant landowners, were drawn into the commercial pastoral economy.'
A gladiolus native to southern Africa.

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    1. an Afrikaans-speaking native of South Africa of European, especially Dutch, descent.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "movements can be afrikaner."

    "people can be afrikaner."

    "nations can be afrikaner."

    "homelands can be afrikaner."

    "minorities can be afrikaner."

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    Origin

    (Afrikaner)Afrikaans, from South African Dutch Africander, from Dutch Afrikaan ‘an African’ + the personal suffix -der, on the pattern of Hollander ‘Dutchman’.