Definition of balander in English:

balander

(also balanda)

noun

derogatory
  • (in Australian Aboriginal English) a white man.

    • ‘His mother, principal of the local school, blames the balanda (whitefellas).’
    • ‘So if there was a particular problem for which they needed balanda help, they would go to one they felt in good relationship with.’
    • ‘Now balanda's actually a Macassan bahasa Indonesia term for Dutch person.’
    • ‘The Jabiluka uranium mine project will bring more balanda to the region.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Makasarese balanda, from Malay belanda (alteration of Hollander in the sense ‘Dutchman’).

Pronunciation:

balander

/bəˈlandə/