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Afrikanerism, noun

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Formerly also Africanderism, Afrikanderism.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Afrikaner + English noun-forming suffix -ism.
1. ?obsolete. Afrikanerdom sense 1.
1884 Pall Mall Gaz. (U.K.) 9 Oct. 2Shall we throw in our lot with Afrikanderism, abjuring our nationality for evermore?
1974 Sunday Times 6 Oct. 8The day of the ‘velskoen’ mentality is past...While staying within the margin of censorship, we have urged Afrikanerism towards the future.
2. obsolete. Afrikanerdom sense 2.
1891 Saturday Rev. 17 Jan. 59The..apology for Afrikanderism which Sir Gordon Sprigg included in his speech on Imperial Federation.
1934 A.J. Barnouw Lang. & Race Problems 26This language (sc. Afrikaans) is to the Nationalists the hall mark of their Afrikanerism.
3. A characteristic feature of the Afrikaans language occurring in South African English; an Afrikaans word, idiom or phrase when used in South African English. Cf. South Africanism sense 1.
1909 The State Dec. 701 (Pettman)If an English boy learns Dutch he is apt to acquire what are popularly called Dutchisms or Africanderisms.
1974 Daily Dispatch 30 Oct. 1Colloquialisms and Afrikanerisms are playing an ever greater part in South African English — particularly in the language spoken by the country’s English-speaking school-children. It appears that the age of Afrikanerisms is now in full swing in South African English.
Afrikanerdom1.
Afrikanerdom2.
A characteristic feature of the Afrikaans language occurring in South African English; an Afrikaans word, idiom or phrase when used in South African English.

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