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South African

adjective
1.
of southern Africa.
2.
of the Republic of South Africa.
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of the Republic of South Africa, especially one of European descent.
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  • Responsible government has been followed by the Union of the South African provinces.

    The Petticoat Commando Johanna Brandt
  • In the time of the South African excitement, he won a great deal of money.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • We have also in the legal element a class, in its South African form, peculiarly tenacious of the letter of the law.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • It was haste which in 1880 wrecked the plan of South African Confederation.

  • Still, the South African results, and other results during 1899 to 1901, show a good balance of lives saved.

    Experiments on Animals Stephen Paget
British Dictionary definitions for South African

South African

adjective
1.
of or relating to the Republic of South Africa, its inhabitants, or any of their languages
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of the Republic of South Africa
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