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Transkei

[trans-key, -kahy] /trænsˈkeɪ, -ˈkaɪ/
noun
1.
a self-governing Bantu territory of South Africa on the Indian Ocean: granted independence in 1976 by South Africa, but not recognized by any other country as an independent state. 16,910 sq. mi. (43,798 sq. km).
Capital: Umtata.
Related forms
Transkeian, adjective, noun
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  • Just after this, troop after troop of armed and mounted levies came pouring into the Transkei.

    Harley Greenoak's Charge Bertram Mitford
  • “There always is a scare in the Transkei,” struck in Jones, the landlord, who was carving.

    A Veldt Official Bertram Mitford
  • The white forces in the Transkei were in imminent peril of annihilation.

    'Tween Snow and Fire Bertram Mitford
  • It is for this reason we find it sometimes bearing the name Transkei.

  • Certainly the present magisterial administration of the Transkei is very far from being a blessing, or conducive to peace.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume II Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • The eastern system is also connected with the Transkei by another railway.

  • Throughout the Transkei is one general clamour against the Government for broken promises, for promises made and never kept.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume II Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • True, the Transkei was a long way off, but the ruction would never stop there.

    A Veldt Official Bertram Mitford
  • The Gcalekas had attacked and routed a strong body of Police in the Transkei, and had killed several men and an officer.

    A Veldt Official Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for Transkei

Transkei

/trænˈskaɪ/
noun
1.
(formerly) the largest of the Bantu homelands in South Africa; declared an independent state in 1976 but this was not recognized outside South Africa; abolished in 1993. Capital: Umtata
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