Definition of uitlander in English:



South African
  • 1A foreigner or outsider.

    1. 1.1historical A British immigrant living in the Transvaal who was denied citizenship by the Boers for cultural and economic reasons.
      • ‘Their ultimate aim is to seize Pretoria and remedy the grievances of the Uitlanders.’
      • ‘The Boers saw the Uitlanders as a threat to their independence and introduced various measures that the Uitlanders considered to be discriminatory.’
      • ‘An attempt by Dr Jameson, a crony of Rhodes, to encourage a rising by the Uitlanders (the British in the Transvaal without political rights) failed in 1896.’
      • ‘He writes in his book: ‘It would have been easy, Milner later confessed to his intimates, to patch things up with Kruger, and settle those difficulties with the Uitlanders in a Great Deal that could have lasted five, ten or fifteen years.’’
      • ‘The pretext offered by the British in 1899 for going to war with the Boer Republic of the Transvaal was to protect the poor English or Uitlander population of the Transvaal, which was denied the vote by the Boers.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, the British government had been putting pressure on the Transvaal to deal with the ongoing grievances of the Uitlanders.’


Afrikaans, from Dutch uit out + land land.