Voortrekker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dutch voor (advance) + trekken (to travel).

Noun[edit]

Voortrekker (plural Voortrekkers)

  1. (usually in plural) A Boer pioneer, who trekked into the hinterland of South Africa during the 1830s.
    The Voortrekkers left the Cape Colony because of dissatisfaction with English rule.
  2. A member of the Afrikaans scouting movement.