Afrikaner

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Synonyms for Afrikaner

a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans

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belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language

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When a traditional South Afrikan healer was asked if Afrikaaners (Whites) could have ukufa kwabantu the healer stated the "You have to be human to have these disorders.
Although the Afrikaaners recognized the certain end of apartheid, there was violent disagreement among the liberation groups as to the nature of the new constitutional order.
On the world scene, while the Afrikaaners were isolated, "Israel receives massive, unshakable support from a unified Diaspora Jewry and American aid" and is protected from "effective sanctions" by post-Holocaust concerns.
In Coffee Bay we met a load of great big Afrikaaners who invited us to join in their rugby match.
As civil war seeps across the border, Marit and Tembi are left to fend for themselves amid the desolation of the surrounding veldt, an uphill battle that will threaten their very lives, and pit them not only against Afrikaaners and blacks, but each other.
Naturalists such as Anders Sparrman expressed condescension toward the Afrikaaners settled in southern Africa (Pratt 53-56); similarly, as Ruth Brown argues, The Songlines presents its readers with a caricature of native-born white Australians as racist philistines, while Europeans, represented by Arkady and Bruce, are portrayed as enlightened and cultured, and Aboriginals as spiritual (6).
Our gleaming motor took us on to the next resort, Plettenberg Bay (or Plet, as the Afrikaaners call it).
Because you have your name on your back the Afrikaaners used to heckle me.
They are third generation Afrikaaners and have been running a children's home on their farm for the Coventry charity since 1993.
When she died in 1926 those Afrikaaners, whose land we had stolen for its gold, shipped her body to South Africa, gave her a splendid funeral and buried her with their war heroes.
The majority of mules are white middle-class or lower middle-class Afrikaaners who have fallen on hard times.
Rugby fans in the Rainbow Nation hope so, but the truth is that few Afrikaaners expect South Africa to turn the corner in their final Tri-Nations game against Australia in Cape Town.
Baum said that the Zulus were allied with the Afrikaaners, and so the plan was really one to bring "Communists from the ANC" here to teach.