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Witwatersrand

[wit-waw-terz-rand, -wot-erz-] /ˈwɪtˌwɔ tərzˌrænd, -ˌwɒt ərz-/
noun
1.
a rocky ridge in S Africa, in the Republic of South Africa, near Johannesburg.
Also called The Rand.
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Witwatersrand

/wɪtˈwɔːtəzˌrænd; Afrikaans vətˈvɑːtərsˈrant/
noun
1.
a rocky ridge in NE South Africa: contains the richest gold deposits in the world, also coal and manganese; chief industrial centre is Johannesburg. Height: 1500–1800 m (5000–6000 ft) Also called the Rand, the Reef
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