Afrikander


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Af·ri·kan·der

 (ăf′rĭ-kăn′dər)
n.
Variant of Africander.

Afrikander

(afriˈkandə; ˌæfrɪˈkændə) or

Africander

n
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]

Af•ri•kan•der

or Af•ri•can•der

(ˌæf rɪˈkæn dər)

n.
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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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.
The nineteen-year-old Lieutenant Horace Smith-Dorrien, serving in the supply train, provides the soundtrack: "The driver who yielded the whip was usually an Afrikander [sic]; the oxen were named and, when the pull became very heavy, were urged forward by name and pistol like cracks of the whip.
Viljoen noted of the men under him: "The Afrikander character may be called peculiar in many respects.
side Chamberlain & Hookam in the Afrikander Cup final against Edwin Danks (Oldbury) at Tangyes Sports Ground, West Bromwich, on Saturday, April 23, 1960.
SOUTH Africans-varticularly his three million Afrikander followers, to whom he was their greatest leader ever- are today shakenly taking stock after the dramatic exit from office of President John Vorster.
Meat wraps, peanut soup, Egyptian red snapper baked in a red bell pepper-mint sauce, Moroccan chicken tagine with honey and apricots and broiled Afrikander lamb chop will be featured.