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Bophuthatswana

[boh-poo-taht-swah-nuh] /ˌboʊ pu tɑtˈswɑ nə/
noun
1.
a self-governing Bantu territory of South Africa, consisting of several landlocked areas, along the NE part: granted independence in 1977 by South Africa, but not recognized by any other country as an independent state. 16,988 sq. mi. (44,000 sq. km).
Capital: Mmabatho.
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Bophuthatswana

/ˌbəʊpuːtɑːtˈswɑːnə/
noun
1.
(formerly) a Bantu homeland in N South Africa: consisted of six separate areas; declared independent by South Africa in 1977 although this was not internationally recognized; abolished in 1993. Capital: Mmabatho
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