A term used for those of Dutch, French Huguenot, German Protestant (& others) descent who speak Afrikaans living in Southern Africa: The Republic of South Africa, Botswana & Namibia. The ancestors of Afrikaners arrived in the Cape begining in 1652 & are divided between those in the Cape & those of Voortrekker descent.
He spoke Afrikaans & was native to South Africa considering himself much more African than European hence he must be an Afrikaner.
by Ron Palmer. November 11, 2003