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Afrikaner nationalism

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Afrikaner nationalism is a nationalist ideology that emerged during the nineteenth century as a reaction to British colonialism in South Africa.


Afrikaner nationalism is considered to have been "awakened" among Afrikaans-speaking South Africans during the latter half of the nineteenth century, once the discovery of diamonds and gold threatened the independence of the Orange Free State and Transvaal Republics.[1]

Afrikaner nationalism and apartheid

Afrikaner nationalism in the post-apartheid era


  1. See especially F.A. van Jaarsveld, The Awakening of Afrikaner Nationalism, 1868-1881. Cape Town: Human and Rousseau, 1961.