groot trek, noun phrase

Forms:
Also with initial capitals.
Origin:
Afrikaans
Great Trek sense 2.
1988 K. De Boer in Frontline Apr.May 34Looking back one day, the second half of the 1980’s might well be a major baken on the groot trek of Afrikaans.
1989 A. Donaldson in Style Dec. 8The estimated 20 000-strong refrain has been with us ever since the alternative Groot Trek across the Limpopo and back.
Great Trek2.
Derivatives:
Hence groot trekker noun phrase, Voortrekker sense 1.
1980 [see ossewa sense 2 b].

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