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Where did the Afrikaners come from?

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Afrikaners are an ethnically distinct group of descendants of European settlers, arriving in modern day South Africa on and after 16 April 1652. Their mother tongue is Afrikaans, their predominant religion is Afrikaner Calvinism and they identify with the Afrikaner culture. The vast majority of Afrikaners came, in various waves, from the Netherlands and their language, Afrikaans, is based on Dutch.

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Peoples who had come from Africa are called Afrikaners were descendants of Boers who in turn were descendants of Dutch settlers who come from Holland


By definition, Afrikaners speak Afrikaans.


Afrikaans is actually a language and not a group of people. The group of people speaking Afrikaans are called Afrikaners. Afrikaans is based on Dutch, which was spoken by the Dutch settlers (once known as "Boers" -- which means "farmers" in Afrikaans -- who lived in South Africa. Afrikaans was initially known as "Kitchen Dutch." Which means that the Afrikaners come from the Continent of Europe.


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Afrikaners never settled in South Africa, but were born there. They originated from the Dutch and French colonies that settled in South Africa in the 1600's. More than a century or so later Afrikaans, the world's youngest language, was born. People that spoke Afrikaans were referred to as "Boers" (Farmers) and later "Afrikaners". Today though, Afrikaners, English, Zulus, Xhosas, Sothos, Tswanas and the people from all the other races within South Africa are South Africans, the Rainbow Nation.


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Afrikaners, formerly known as Boers, South African cultural group descended from Europeans. Afrikaners speak Afrikaans as their native language. Afrikaner language, customs, and religion were shaped by more than three centuries of harsh frontier life.


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