uitlander

uitlander

[ahyt-lan-der, oit-; Dutch œit-lahn-duhr]
noun (often initial capital letter)
a foreigner, especially a British settler in the Boer republics prior to the formation of the Union of South Africa.

Origin:
1890–95; < Afrikaans < obsolete Dutch, equivalent to uit out + land land + -er -er1

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uitlander (ˈeɪtˌlandə, -ˌlæn-, ˈɔɪt-)
 
n
(South African) (sometimes capital) a foreigner; alien
 
[C19: Afrikaans: outlander]

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uitlander

(Afrikaans: "outlander"), any British or other non-Afrikaner immigrant in the Transvaal region in the 1880s and '90s. The prospect of gold lured large numbers of newcomers to Johannesburg, where they became a majority of the citizenry and were led by an aristocracy of wealthy mine owners. The Transvaal's long-established rural population of Boers (Afrikaners), afraid of being overwhelmed, passed laws to restrict the Uitlanders' influence. A law of 1888 declared that only the Dutch language could be used in legal proceedings and official documents.

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