[Dutch smœts; English smuhts] /Dutch smœts; English smʌts/
[Dutch yahn kris-tee-ahn] /Dutch yɑn ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn/ (Show IPA), 1870–1950, South African statesman and general: prime minister 1919–24, 1939–48.
British Dictionary definitions for j.c. smuts
Jan Christiaan (jan ˈkristiˌan). 1870--1950, South African statesman; prime minister (1919--24; 1939--48). He fought for the Boers during the Boer War, then worked for Anglo-Boer reconciliation and served the Allies during World Wars I and II