a genus of hominids of eastern Africa, assumed from a number of now lost skull fragments to have been a form of archaic Homo : no longer in technical use.
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 […]
Also called the Taal. an official language of South Africa, developed out of the speech of 17th-century settlers from Holland and still very like Dutch. of or relating to Afrikaans or Afrikaners. Contemporary Examples At the beginning of 2014, there were editions in 287 languages, ranging from Afrikaans to Žemaitška. You Can Look It Up: […]
one of a breed of red beef cattle, raised originally in southern Africa, well adapted to high temperatures. Archaic. . Historical Examples But he lived and let live, and whatever else the big Afrikander may have been, he was an excellent workman at his trade. The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves But the Afrikander […]