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Boerevolk, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, boere see boere + volk people.
1. The Afrikaner people, especially the more nationalistic and conservative section of the Afrikaner people. Cf. volk sense 3 b; Boer sense 4 c. Also attributive.
1940 Star 12 Nov. 3Not only the political party..would see to it that the ‘Boerevolk’ secured their rights..there would also be the great non-political organisation of the ‘Boerevolk’ — the Ossewa Brandwag.
1993 Natal Witness 13 Apr. 3Rudolf said he was commmitted to a peaceful resolution of the problems of the country. But..the demands of the Boerevolk (Boer nation) for the return of the Boer republics and the restoration of their freedom were being ignored.
2. In historical contexts. see quotation.
1950 H. Gibbs Twilight in S. Afr. 179New parties of Nazi sympathy and structure moved into the field, attracting considerable support among young Afrikaners...The Handhawersbond..the Volksparty, and Die Boernasie (the Boer Nation) and Die Boerevolk.
The Afrikaner people, especially the more nationalistic and conservative section of the Afrikaner people.
see quotation.

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