voortrekker

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Voortrekker (ˈfʊəˌtrɛkə, ˈvʊə-)
 
n
1.  one of the original Afrikaner settlers of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State who migrated from the Cape Colony in the 1830s
2.  a member of the Afrikaner youth movement founded in 1931
 
[C19: from Dutch, from voor-fore- + trekken to trek]

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