Umtata

Umtata

[oom-tah-tuh]
noun
a city in and the capital of Transkei, SE Africa.
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Transkei

[trans-key, -kahy]
noun
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.

Transkeian, adjective, noun
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Transkei (trænˈskaɪ)
 
n
(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

Umtata (ʌmˈtɑːtə)
 
n
a city in South Africa, in Eastern Cape province; the capital of the former Transkei Bantu homeland. Pop: 94 778 (2001)

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