Boerland, noun

EnglishShow more Boer sense 2 + English land.
Any territory under Boer occupation or sovereignty. See also Boer Republic.
1866 E.L. Price Jrnls (1956) 249Mariqué — Boer-land...Dear Jeanie,..Here we are in the Mariqué now with the Mackenzies..because the children were so delicate still & so in want of a change.
1878 A. Aylward Tvl of Today 27He gives an instance of this, as seen by him at Victoria West, which was then, and still is, as much a piece of Boerland as if situated north of the Vaal river.
1879 R.J. Atcherley (title)A Trip to Boerland.
1882 C. Du Val With Show through Sn Afr. I. 256I did not expect to realize modern Constances and Marmions while ‘trekking’ through Boerland.
1896 S. Cumberland What I Think of S. Afr. 121It remained until I had the honour of meeting Oom Paul for me to discover that Boerland’s Grand Old Man had nothing in common with their greatness.
1909 Lady S. Wilson S. Afr. Mem. 112There is no doubt the women were a powerful factor in Boerland. Even a Britisher married to a Dutch woman seemed at once to consider..the Transvaal as his fatherland.
1969 F. Goldie River of Gold 23A photograph of the Volksraad building with three donkeys ruminating in the shade of the veranda. Its caption reads, ‘At least, in Boerland, they keep their asses out of Parliament.’
Any territory under Boer occupation or sovereignty.

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