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 (oit′lăn′dər, īt′-)
n. South African
1. An outlander; a foreigner.
2. Uitlander A native of Great Britain who resided in either of the former republics of the Orange Free State and Transvaal.

[Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch utelander, from utelant, foreign land : ute, out; see ud- in Indo-European roots + land, land; see lendh- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈeɪtˌlandə; -ˌlæn-; ˈɔɪt-)
(sometimes capital) South African a foreigner; alien
[C19: Afrikaans: outlander]
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(ˈaɪtˌlæn dər, -ˌlɑn-, ˈɔɪt-)

(often cap.) a foreigner, esp. a British settler in the former Boer republics.
[1890–95; < Afrikaans < Dutch]
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One of the other mounted units in Dundonald's brigade was the South African Light Horse (SALH), a regiment recruited entirely from Uitlanders driven out of the Transvaal at the start of the war, who were inclined to take revenge on the Boers by looting whenever the opportunity offered.
die Uitlanders as volg op: "(1) Die tydperk wat 'n vreemdeling in die Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek moet inwoon voordat hy volle stemreg kan kry, is langer as in die ander state van Suid-Afrika; (2) Die Uitlanders het geen verteenwoordiging in die Eerste Volksraad nie; (3) Naturalisasie en die verkryging van volle stemreg in die Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek vind nie gelyktydig plaas nie; (4) Die eed van naturalisasie van die Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek bevat ook die afswering van vroeare onderdaanskap." Gebaseer op hierdie lys besware het Milner, volgens Jacobs "met die onmoontlike eis vorendag gekom dat volle stemreg gegee moes word aan alle vreemdelinge wat vyf jaar of langer in die land woonagtig was en aan die gewone voorwaardes voldoen het."
While this enriched the previously impoverished Transvaal republic, the massive influx of wealth and foreigners (Uitlanders) created economic, political and diplomatic problems for the Boers.
Not being Afrikaners, we shared a certain bond as uitlanders.
British party and popular politics sharpened over the rights of "natives" and "Asiatics" as well as "uitlanders" and "Boers," with opponents and supporters of the war facing each other in the streets as well as in press and parliament.
The majority of the poem is narrated by Paul Kruger but there are interludes from characters like Fortuna, Britannia and the 'Uitlanders'.
2 Ons erfgoed is gevat en aan vreemde mense gegee, ons huise is aan uitlanders gegee.
Afrikaners generally united as a political community, unlike the Uitlanders. As a result, the introduction of representative government allowed for the possibility of Afrikaner political control.
Through sermons, articles, patriotic poems, militaristic hymns, and political speeches, the writers in the journals argued that the war would bring justice to both the Uitlanders and native Africans, build the Canadian nation in the "God-ordained" British Empire, and free the missionary efforts to thrive under British role.
Within the Boer Republics, there was intensive immigration of non-Boer, usually male Europeans, Uitlanders ('foreigners'), who managed the mines' financial and engineering apparatus.