Boer is the Dutch and Afrikaans noun for "farmer". In South African contexts, "Boers" (Afrikaans: Boere) refers to the descendants of the proto-Afrikaans-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th and much of the 19th century.
Boer, (Dutch: “husbandman,” or “farmer”), a South African of Dutch, German, or Huguenot descent, especially one of the early settlers of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. Today, descendants of the Boers are commonly referred to as Afrikaners. In 1652 the Dutch East India Company charged Jan
Boer (bo͝or, bôr) [Du.,=farmer], inhabitant of South Africa of Dutch or French Huguenot descent. Boers are also known as Afrikaners. They first settled (1652) near the Cape of Good Hope in what was formerly Cape Province Cape Province, former province, S South Africa.
What does Boer mean? Boer is defined by the lexicographers at Oxford Dictionaries as A member of the Dutch and Huguenot population which settled in southern Africa in the late 17th century...
The potential of Boer goats to produce cashmere hair has been recognized recently and is still being investigated (Couchman 1988). The estimated number of Boer goats is 2.12 million. According to J. Hendrik Hofmeyr, in DAD-IS 2004, the Boer goat population of South Africa in 2003 decreased. [CS 1.14 by Olivier]; [CS 1.26 by Ramsey et al.].
The Boer Wars were fought between British and Dutch settlers of the South African Transvaal. The Dutch were known as "Boers" from the word for "farmer." Their ancestors had settled in the Cape area from the 1650s onwards. From 1828, many trekked to the Transvaal with the express purpose of avoiding British rule.
Boer definition is - a South African of Dutch or Huguenot descent. Time Traveler for Boer. The first known use of Boer was in 1776. See more words from the same year
Boer synonyms, Boer pronunciation, Boer translation, English dictionary definition of Boer. n. A Dutch colonist or descendant of a Dutch colonist in South Africa. n , adj 1. a. a descendant of any of the Dutch or Huguenot colonists who settled in...
Boer definition, a South African of Dutch extraction. See more.
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