bywoner

noun
by·​wo·​ner | \ ˈbīˌvōnə(r), ˈbāˌv- \
plural -s

Definition of bywoner

southern Africa
: a laborer or farmer working another person's land:
a : squatter

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History and Etymology for bywoner

Afrikaans, from by with, at (from Middle Dutch ) + woner dweller (from woon to dwell—from Middle Dutch wōnen—+ -er); akin to Old High German with, at, and to Old High German wonēn to dwell

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“Bywoner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bywoner. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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