A the word "boertjie" is an Afrikaans language expression witch the first
part "Boer", translated in to the English language would be "Farmer", as
for the extension "tjie" indicates that it is a "small Farmer". The expression
however is commonly used by Afrikaans speaking South Africans to indicate
that the person( boertjie) is not a farmer in real terms but a descendant
of the ancient Afrikaans speaking farmers. The first "boere" were mostly
from Holland who emigrated to the southern tip of Africa. They gradually
transformed the Dutch language into what is today known as the Afrikaans
language. These same People fought in the well known "Boer War" against
the British Rulers of that time.
In conclusion. If one person calls either himself or someone else a "boertjie"
that would indicate that he is an Afrikaans speaking South African. I don't
want to boar you with detail, but will gladly give you more detail on South
Africa and its beautiful People. Please pardon me if I made spelling or grammatical
errors in my reply to you as my native tongue is Afrikaans. There is no tuition
whatsoever in Afrikaans on Visual Basic subsequently making it more difficult
for me to study in
That is why I asked to help the Boertjie.
Please tell me what (MS-MVP) stands for?
Thanking you once more.
Thanks for the explanation, particularly why it was relavent (that English
is not your native tongue).
MS-MVP stands for Microsoft Most Valued Professional. It is an award given
by Microsoft for helping to support Microsoft products.
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