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Pretorius

[pri-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-; Dutch prey-toh-ree-oo s] /prɪˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-; Dutch preɪˈtoʊ riˌʊs/
noun
1.
Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus
[ahn-drees vil-hel-moo s yah-kaw-boo s] /ˈɑn dris vɪlˈhɛl mʊs yɑˈkɔ bʊs/ (Show IPA),
1799–1853, and his son Marthinus Wessels
[mahr-tee-noo s ves-uh ls] /mɑrˈti nʊs ˈvɛs əls/ (Show IPA)
1819–1901, Boer soldiers and statesmen in South Africa.
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Pretorius

/prɪˈtɔːrɪəs/
noun
1.
Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus (ˈɑndriːs wɪlˈhɛlmys jaːˈkoːbys). 1799–1853, a Boer leader in the Great Trek (1838) to escape British sovereignty; he also led an expedition to the Transvaal (1848). The town Pretoria was named after him
2.
his son, Marthinus Wessels (marˈtiːnys ˈwɛsəls). 1819–1901, first president of the South African Republic (1857–71) and of the Orange Free State (1859–63)
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