Africander

noun Af·ri·can·der \ ˌa-fri-ˈkan-dər \
variants: or Afrikander
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of Africander

: any of a breed of tall red large-horned humped southern African cattle used chiefly for meat or draft

Origin and Etymology of africander

earlier, "Afrikaner," borrowed from early Afrikaans Africaander, from Dutch Africa "Africa" + -aander, by-form (with intrusive nasal) of -aner "one inhabiting" (from -aan 1-an —after Latin Āfricānus— + -er 2-er)


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