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a former district in S South Africa, N of the Orange River and W of the Orange Free State: diamonds found 1867.

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Griqualand West

noun

an area of N South Africa, north of the Orange river: settled after 1803 by the Griquas; annexed by the British in 1871 following a dispute with the Orange Free State; became part of the Cape Colony in 1880. Chief town: Kimberley. Area: 39 360 sq km (15 197 sq miles)
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