Boer (n.) Look up Boer at Dictionary.com
"Dutch colonist in South Africa," 1824, from Dutch boer "farmer," from Middle Dutch, cognate with Old English gebur "dweller, farmer, peasant," and thus related to bower, German Bauer, and the final syllable of neighbor, from PIE root *bheue- "to be, exist, grow." Boer War (1899-1902) was technically the Second Boer War, there having been a brief preview 1880-1881.