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Variant of Africander.


(afriˈkandə; ˌæfrɪˈkændə) or


1. (Breeds) a breed of humpbacked beef cattle originally raised in southern Africa
2. (Breeds) a southern African breed of fat-tailed sheep
3. (Peoples) a former name for an Afrikaner
[C19: from South African Dutch, formed on the model of Hollander]


or Af•ri•can•der

(ˌæf rɪˈkæn dər)

1. one of a breed of red beef cattle, raised orig. in S Africa, well adapted to heat.
2. Archaic. Afrikaner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Afrikander - a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks AfrikaansAfrikander - a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans
South African - a native or inhabitant of South Africa
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Multiracial" includes communities self-described as Anglo-African, Coloured, Luso-African, Indo-African, and Cape Afrikander (just to name a few).
97) Research was also encouraged by NAD officials into the suitability of the Afrikander breed in 'grading up' 'native' cattle.
The Messianic overtones of her message foreground the question of leadership, in other words that this ideal could be achieved only by leaders with integrity, maturity and foresight: "A great Afrikander will one day rise with a genius for peace instead of politics or war--another Kruger, but half Dutch, half English, with modern ideas advanced and as broad as the world" (61).
Performance of Nguni, Afrikander and Bonsmara cattle under drought conditions in North West province of Southern Africa.
Imagine then the chaos when an angry Afrikander bull escaped from its stall and charged the party.