afrikaner afrikaner  /ˌæf rə ˈkɑ nər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans
  2. (adj) belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language

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News

  1. All-white communities in South Africa recall apartheid's legacy

    At the entrance to this rural settlement is a well-kept shrine to the primary architect of apartheid. Nearby rests an old wheelbarrow, a symbol of the white Afrikaners who once ruled the country. Inside the coffee shop, at the bank, everywhere, there are only white faces.
    on July 24, 2013     Source: The Oneida Daily Dispatch

  2. Whites-only enclave resurrects old pains

    Afrikaners in Kleinfontein run a settlement where no blacks are allowed to buy or rent houses.
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Washington Post

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Quotes

  1. "Let me tell this ANC government what I told the Afrikaner ...... government: 'You may have power now but you are not God'," Tutu said in an interview broadcast by South Africa's eTV late Tuesday and Wednesday. "Remember you are not God. And...
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Desmond Tutu Source: Reuters

  2. Mandela recalled going into the meeting thinking he was seeing "the very model of the old-fashioned, stiff-necked, stubborn Afrikaner who did not so much discuss matters with black leaders as dictate to them."
    on Oct 31, 2006 By: Nelson Mandela Source: USA Today

  3. Drawing his audience in further, Zuma said: "It is the only white tribe in a black continent or outside of Europe which is truly African, the Afrikaner."
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: Jacob Zuma Source: The Times

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