Afrikaner

noun, often attributive
Af·​ri·​ka·​ner | \ ˌa-fri-ˈkä-nər How to pronounce Afrikaner (audio) \

Definition of Afrikaner

: a South African of European descent whose native language is Afrikaans

Other Words from Afrikaner

Afrikanerdom \ ˌa-​fri-​ˈkä-​nər-​dəm How to pronounce Afrikanerdom (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Afrikaner

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Afrikaner

borrowed from Afrikaans & Dutch, literally, "African" — more at africander

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“Afrikaner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Afrikaner. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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Afrikaner

noun
How to pronounce Afrikaner (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Afrikaner

: a person born, raised, or living in South Africa whose first language is Afrikaans and whose ancestors were Dutch

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