Afrikaner

noun, often attributive Af·ri·ka·ner \ˌa-fri-ˈkä-nər\

Definition of Afrikaner

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

Afrikanerdom

play \-dəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of afrikaner

Afrikaans, literally, African, from Latin africanus


First Known Use: 1820


AFRIKANER Defined for English Language Learners

Afrikaner

noun, often attributive Af·ri·ka·ner \ˌa-fri-ˈkä-nər\

Definition of Afrikaner for English Language Learners

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

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