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Pretoria

[pri-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /prɪˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/
noun
1.
a city in and the administrative capital of the Republic of South Africa, in the NE part: also the capital of Transvaal.

Transvaal

[trans-vahl, tranz-] /trænsˈvɑl, trænz-/
noun
1.
a province in the NE Republic of South Africa. 110,450 sq. mi. (286,066 sq. km).
Capital: Pretoria.
Related forms
Transvaaler, noun
Transvaalian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Pretoria

Pretoria

/prɪˈtɔːrɪə/
noun
1.
a city in N South Africa, the administrative capital of South Africa; formerly capital of Transvaal province: two universities (1873, 1930); large steelworks. Pop: 525 384 (2001) Also called Tshwane

Transvaal

/trænzˈvɑːl/
noun
1.
former province of NE South Africa: colonized by the Boers after the Great Trek (1836); became a British colony in 1902; joined South Africa in 1910; replaced in 1994 for administrative purposes by a new system of provinces (Eastern Transvaal (later Mpumalanga), Northern Transvaal (later Limpopo), Gauteng, and North West province). Capital: Pretoria
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Pretoria in Culture
Pretoria [(pri-tawr-ee-uh)]

Administrative capital of South Africa. (See also Cape Town.)

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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