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Boerenasie, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, boere see boere + nasie nation.
1. The Afrikaner group or ‘nation’. Cf. volk sense 3 b.
c1949 Currey & Snell Threat to Freedom 10For both the Natives and Coloured people of the Union the foundations of the education supplied them is to be both Christian and National. This is to be the task of European people of South Africa, but — adds the Beleid — there is a special duty laid on the ‘Boerenasie’ as the ‘senior European trustee’.
1977 F.G. Butler Karoo Morning 255To Palestine with all Jews. Don’t buy from them...They are great enemies of the Boerenasie because they are international.
2. In historical contexts. The name of a far right-wing political organization with Nazi or neo-Nazi sympathies. Also attributive.
1950 H. Gibbs Twilight in S. Afr. 179Other new parties of Nazi sympathy and structure moved into the field...Among these was the Handhawersbond (the League of Upholders)...Then there were the Volksparty, and Die Boerenasie (the Boer nation) and Die Boerevolk.
1979 W. Ebersohn Lonely Place 25He was mixed up in some lunatic secret society, dedicated to saving South Africa for the white man...The name they went by was Boere Nasie.
The Afrikaner group or ‘nation’.
The name of a far right-wing political organization with Nazi or neo-Nazi sympathies. Also attributive.

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