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.
1972 Evening Post 9 Sept. 9When the Broederbond Government speaks of the ‘White nation of South Africa’ it means only the 2 000 000 Afrikaners or ‘Boerevolk’.
1983 F.E.O’B. Geldenhuys in Optima Vol.31 No.3, 154Again the church saw to it that it became the anchor and rallying point of the disorientated Boerevolk in the alien, urban atmosphere.
1987 A. Kenny in Frontline June 34Forget about the AWB rallies with flaxen-haired little girls gazing up at three-legged swastikas and Terre’Blanche pounding on the big Boerevolk drum.
1987 L. Wroughton in Pretoria News 15 June 6Mr Eugene Terre’Blanche demands nothing but the land he believes his people, the Boerevolk, are entitled to.
1990 Weekend Post 26 May 1He said the ANC hated the ‘Boerevolk’ and the ‘white nation’ and demanded their land, but the Government saw fit to negotiate with it.
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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