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Umtata

[oo m-tah-tuh] /ʊmˈtɑ tə/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Transkei, SE Africa.

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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  • They were found located—for they had built a town near the sources of the Umtata River.

    The Mission; or Scenes in Africa Captain Frederick Marryat
  • They were found located—for they had built a town—near the sources of the Umtata River.

    The Mission Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for Umtata

Umtata

/ʌmˈtɑːtə/
noun
1.
a city in South Africa, in Eastern Cape province; the capital of the former Transkei Bantu homeland. Pop: 94 778 (2001)

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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