Voortrekker meaning

(usually in plural) A Boer pioneer, who trekked into the hinterland of South Africa during the 1830s.

The Voortrekkers left the Cape Colony because of dissatisfaction with English rule.

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A member of the Afrikaans scouting movement.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
voortrekker
Plural:
voortrekkers

Origin of voortrekker

  • Dutch voor (“advance”) + trekken (“to travel”).

    From Wiktionary