Afrikanerism, noun

Forms:
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?
1892 Review of Reviews 15 Jan. 53The further cry of Afrikanderism ‘South Africa for the South Africans.’
1899 P.A. Molteno Sel. from Correspondence (1981) 88I see the Cape Times is openly urging hostilities being commenced not only against the Transvaal but against ‘Africanderism’.
1930 L. Barnes Caliban in Afr. 238Afrikanerism is wooing with insidious energy all white settlers between Cape Agulhas and the Nile.
1934 A.J. Barnouw Lang. & Race Problems 33Dutch culture was no longer feared as a menace to Afrikanerism, and the Hollanders ceased to be distrusted as importers of its insidious blessings.
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.
1899 M. Marquard Lett. from Boer Parsonage (1967) 36When the public opinion of England is once against this Afrikanderism, one wonders where it may lead to!
1909 R.H. Brand Union of S. Afr. 9The spirit of Dutch Africanderism on the one hand and of British dominance on the other, has caused the current of national feeling to flow in separate channels.
1924 L.H. Brinkman Glory of Backveld 146You will find, at election time, that there is a great show of flag-wagging on the English side, and a counter-blast of ‘Africanderism’ and ‘taal’ on the Dutch side.
1930 L. Barnes Caliban in Afr. 239The conscience of the civilised world as a whole has declared emphatically against Afrikanerism in all its forms.
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.
1959 Cape Argus 21 Nov. 11Among the words that fall in this category of Afrikanerisms are bobotie, gousblom.
1970 W.S. Mackie in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. I. 188By Afrikanerisms we mean Afrikaans words and idioms that have been taken over into South African English.
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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