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or Af·ri·kan·der  (ăf′rĭ-kăn′dər)
Any of a breed of tall red cattle that were originally developed in South Africa, are well adapted to heat, and have a humped back and large spreading horns.

[Obsolete Afrikaans, an African, from Afrikaan (on the model of Hollander, Hollander); see Afrikaner.]
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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.
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Noun1.Africander - tall large-horned humped cattle of South Africa; used for meat or draft
Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen - domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen"
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References in classic literature ?
I say all, my father, except three only--the big black Africander ox, the little red Zulu ox with one horn, and the speckled ox.
These Zulu cattle are small and light, not more than half the size of the Africander oxen, which are generally used for transport purposes; but they will live where the Africanders would starve, and with a moderate load can make five miles a day better going, being quicker and not so liable to become footsore.
bison athabascae, and Bos taurus, represented by 16 individuals of several breeds including Holstein, Ayrshire, Shorthorn, Longhorn, and Africander. Balkwill and Cumbaa (1992) described specimens of both sexes and of various ages to account for natural variation within Bison and Bos.
Africander D, Louw R, Verhoog N, Noeth D, Hapgood JP.
Nesta nova classificacao, as racas do sul da Africa como o Tuli (Zimbabue) e o Africander (Africa do Sul) foram chamadas de sangas, identificadas como Bos tauruse nao como Bos indicus como era anteriormente.