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Boer is the Afrikaans (and Dutch) word for farmer. It is sometimes used to refer to Afrikaners in general. When used in historical settings, it can refer to an inhabitant of the Boer republics.

The word Boer is pronounced differently by English and Afrikaans speakers. The pronunciation used by Afrikaans speakers refers to farmers (of any ethnicity), or by some Afrikaners to describe themselves; while the pronunciation used by English speakers is sometimes used to refer to all Afrikaners, and is viewed as derogatory by many, particularly when referring to contemporary Afrikaner people.

Boers were also the natives of southern africa with dutch decendence.

See Also: Afrikaner.

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