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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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British Dictionary definitions for transkeian

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

Transkeian

/trænsˈkaɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the former Bantu homeland of Transkei (now part of South Africa) or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Transkei
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