Afrikaner (noun)

  1. A South African of Dutch, French Huguenot, or German descent, especially one who speaks Afrikaans and is a member of the Boer community.
  2. A member of a group of people who lived in southern Africa and are descended from the Dutch settlers who arrived there in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  3. A speaker of Afrikaans, a language derived from Dutch and spoken by the Afrikaners.

Origin:

19th century: from dutch, from afrika "africa" + -er.

Examples:

  1. The Afrikaners were instrumental in the development of South Africa.
  2. The Afrikaner culture is a unique blend of Dutch and African influences.
  3. The Afrikaners were the dominant political force in South Africa during apartheid.
  4. The Afrikaners have a strong sense of community and cultural identity.
  5. The Afrikaner culture is known for its rich history and traditional music and dance.
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