Afrikaner



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

The last thing Mandela wanted to do was unite, through fear, the often bitterly divided white Anglo and Afrikaner populations.
Anger at the Heart of Nelson Mandela’s Violent Struggle Christopher Dickey December 5, 2013

I am an Afrikaner and I want to show that baboon Julius Malema.
Murder Threatens Mandela’s Dream Charlayne Hunter-Gault April 20, 2010

Historical Examples

(a) Procuring the staunch adhesion and co-operation of every Afrikaner and other real friend of the cause.
Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.) C. H. Thomas

A united Afrikaner Bond, persistent to carry out its fell project, definitely meant war sooner or later.
Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.) C. H. Thomas

It suited both parties to maintain harmony—it behoved every Afrikaner to be one-minded in friendly reciprocation.
Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.) C. H. Thomas

It is the privilege and duty of every Afrikaner to contribute all in his power towards the expulsion of the English usurper.
Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.) C. H. Thomas

The Afrikaner Bond then had advanced another important stage.
Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.) C. H. Thomas

The whole of South Africa belongs by just right to the Afrikaner nation.
Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.) C. H. Thomas

noun
a White native of the Republic of South Africa whose mother tongue is Afrikaans See also Boer

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