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  1. Boers

    Boers ( BOORZ; Afrikaans: Boere (Afrikaans pronunciation: [buːrə])) are the descendants of the Dutch-speaking Free Burghers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. From 1652 to 1795, the Dutch East India Company controlled this area, but the United Kingdom incorporated it into the British Empire in 1806. The name of the group is derived from "boer", which means "farmer" in Dutch and Afrikaans.In addition, the term Boeren also applied to those who left the Cape Colony during the 19th century to colonise in the Orange Free State, Transvaal (together known as the Boer Republics), and to a lesser extent Natal. They emigrated from the Cape to live beyond the reach of the British colonial administration, with their reasons for doing so primarily being the new Anglophone common law system being introduced into the Cape and the British abolition of slavery in 1833.The term Afrikaners or Afrikaans people is generally used in modern-day South Africa for the white Afrikaans-speaking population of South Africa (the largest group of White South Africans) and the other descendants of the Cape Dutch who did not embark on the Great Trek. This term, however does not include the Boer who view themselves to be a separate ethnic group.

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  1. Boers

    Dutch colonists of an independent republican temper, who in the 17th century squatted in S. Africa; gave themselves to agriculture and cattle-rearing; settled at length in the Transvaal in a self-governed community by themselves.

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  1. BOERS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Boers is ranked #36630 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Boers surname appeared 610 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Boers.

    94.4% or 576 total occurrences were White.
    1.8% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 8 total occurrences were Black.
    0.8% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.8% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.8% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Anagrams for Boers »

  1. bores

  2. Brose

  3. brose

  4. robes

  5. sober

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Boers in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Boers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health
    A bonzer
    B ostensive
    C usurious
    D valetudinarian

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