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[ven-duh] /ˈvɛn də/
a self-governing Bantu territory of South Africa in the NE part: granted independence in 1979 by South Africa, but not recognized by any other country as an independent state. 2510 sq. mi. (6500 sq. km).
Capital: Thohoyandou. Unabridged
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  • L'Isle, seeing the young friar in front of the Venda, brought him in and seated him beside him.

    The Actress in High Life

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  • On the top of the mountain (Alta da Serra, sixteen miles from Mendoza) we found a Venda.

  • I had found lodgings in a Venda for the last time, the preceding evening, at Canto Gallo.

  • Great astonishment was manifested in every Venda and fazenda at seeing a lady arrive accompanied only by a single servant.

  • Wherever one travels in this neighbourhood, one is sure of excellent rusk at every Venda, though soft bread is rare.

  • After rambling to a considerable distance, they began to feel hungry, but in vain they searched for a Venda.

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British Dictionary definitions for Venda


(pl) -da, -das. a member of a Negroid people of southern Africa, living chiefly in NE South Africa
the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family but not easily related to any other members of the group


a former Bantu homeland in South Africa, near the Zimbabwe border; abolished in 1993. Capital: Thohoyandou
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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