Africander

noun
Af·​ri·​can·​der | \ ˌa-fri-ˈkan-dər How to pronounce Africander (audio) \
variants: or Afrikander

Definition of Africander

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

First Known Use of Africander

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Africander

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

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“Africander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Africander. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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