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  1. a region in the S Republic of South Africa: inhabited mostly by the Xhosa.
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Related formsKaf·frar·i·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for kaffraria

Historical Examples

  • Kaffraria is one of the most fertile regions in South Africa.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6


  • Unlike Zulus, the natives throughout Kaffraria live in colonies.

  • One of the tribes of Kaffraria is the Fingo, a good native for the mines.

  • Southeast of Cradock is Kaffraria, at one time a separate colony.

  • These confine their labours principally to British Kaffraria and Kafirland.

    Robert Moffat

    David J. Deane

British Dictionary definitions for kaffraria


  1. a former region of S central South Africa: inhabited chiefly by people then known as the Kaffirs; British Kaffraria was a crown colony established in 1853 in the southwest of the region and annexed to Cape Colony in 1865
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