African, noun2 and & adjective2

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DutchShow more Translation of Dutch Africaan, Africaansche African, Afrikaner, Afrikaans.
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A. noun Afrikaner noun sense 2 a.
1786 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. I. 115I formed an acquaintance and even friendship with Mr. Daniel Ferdinand Immelman, a young African.
1790 tr. of F. Le Vaillant’s Trav. I. 151My tent..was under the particular care of an old African, named Swanepoel.
1797 Lady A. Barnard S. Afr. Century Ago (1925) 120Our Dutch friends are safe lodged in the Castle till a ship is ready to take them to Batavia — silly, bold, foolish people! No African was ever known to live there.
1832 Graham’s Town Jrnl 18 May 81In the Zuid Afrikaan, No. 109..you may read these words, ‘we Africans differ with the Irish not only in Language but in Sentiments.’..All the advantages that have been afforded to the Africans have been thrown away, and..they still differ as much from Irish..as their fathers when they were sent out from Holland for their good behaviour.
B. adjective Afrikaans adjective.
1796 E. Helme tr. of F. Le Vaillant’s Trav. into Int. II. 378One of them, Dina Sagrias-de-Beer,..was one of the most beautiful African ladies I had ever seen.
1812 A. Plumptre tr. of H. Lichtenstein’s Trav. in Sn Afr. (1928) I. 217We stopped at the house of a family, by name Marx..the youngest daughter..struck us all, for really dazzling beauty. If the African young women had as much politeness and education as they have native charms, they would be perfectly irresistible.
1836 R. Godlonton Introductory Remarks to Narr. of Irruption 198The intercourse..between the English and Dutch inhabitants has been attended with the most important results. The African farmer on the border is quite a different character from that portrayed some twenty or thirty years ago.
1941 N. Devitt Celebrated S. Afr. Crimes 22This land was to be: ‘..the unmolested property of the African burghers (Africaansche burgers)..which land can never be..ceded to any other white Power whatever.’
Afrikanernoun2 a.
Afrikaansadjective.
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