Afrikanerdom, noun

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Formerly also Africanderdom, Afrikanderdom.
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EnglishShow more Afrikaner noun sense 2 a + English abstract suffix of state -dom.
1. The Afrikaner people; Afrikaners collectively, especially in a nationalistic or political sense; Afrikanerism sense 1. See also Afrikanderland, Boerdom, volk sense 3 b.
1893 Standard (U.K.) 21 Apr. 6The sympathy of Africanderdom.
1990 D. Van Heerden in Sunday Times 10 June 8He called Mr Terre Blanche..‘the rock of Afrikanerdom who will lead us into the struggle’.
2. The ethos of the Afrikaner people, ‘Afrikaner-ness’; Afrikaner nationalism; Afrikanerism sense 2. See also Afrikanerhood, Afrikanerness, Afrikanership, Afrikanerskap at Afrikaner.
1915 J.K. O’Connor Afrikander Rebellion 87The Republic would welcome any person of any European nationality provided that he adopted the principles of Afrikanderdom.
1990 Bulletin (Centre for Science Dev.) Nov.Dec. 3The war has again been invoked, this time in the general ideological discourse of the far right who see themselves as the true custodians of Afrikanerdom.
The Afrikaner people; Afrikaners collectively, especially in a nationalistic or political sense; Afrikanerism1.
The ethos of the Afrikaner people, ‘Afrikaner-ness’; Afrikaner nationalism; Afrikanerism2.

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