Voortrekker

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔr.trɛk.ər/

Noun[edit]

Voortrekker ‎(plural Voortrekkers)

  1. (chiefly in the 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.