Complete Definition of "Voortrekker"

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Etymology
D. voor: advance + trekken: to travel.

Noun
en-noun

#(Usually plural) A Boer pioneer, who trekked into the hinterland of South Africa during the 1830's.
The Voortrekkers left the Cape Colony because of dissatisfaction with English Rule.
#The name of the Afrikaans scouting movement.

Derived terms
Voortrekker Monument.
Category: South African English

ru:Voortrekker

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