AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, anders other + kleur colour + noun-forming suffix -ige + plural -s.
‘Those of another colour’: used by whites of black and coloured people (an ironic use of apartheid terminology).
Common in speech, perhaps avoiding use of the term non-white.
1978Sunday Times 4 June 17Some Afrikaans writers..have indeed pleaded over the years for the language to become common coin. They have emphasised the contribution made by anderkleuriges whose language, after all, it also is.
1979Sunday Times 18 Nov. 6She told him, not very politely, to go to the hole in the wall around the back. He was only five and couldn’t even reach the hole in the wall, where anderskleuriges had to queue.
1980Sunday Times 2 Nov. 5What were the English-speaking children offered, never mind the so-called anderskleuriges?
1981Rand Daily Mail 18 June 3The Afrikaans-speaker’s hyper-exclusivity had brought him to the position where it had become difficult, if not unthinkable, for him to admit people of other colours (anderkleuriges) to within his ranks.
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