[ mah-bah-toh ]
/ mɑˈbɑ toʊ /


a town in and the capital of Bophuthatswana, W of Johannesburg.


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Definition for mmabatho (2 of 2)

[ boh-poo-taht-swah-nuh ]
/ ˌboʊ pu tɑtˈswɑ nə /


a self-governing Bantu territory of South Africa, consisting of several landlocked areas, along the NE part: granted independence in 1977 by South Africa, but not recognized by any other country as an independent state. 16,988 sq. mi. (44,000 sq. km). Capital: Mmabatho. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for mmabatho (1 of 2)

/ (ˌmæbˈæθəʊ) /


the capital of the former homeland of Bophuthatswana

British Dictionary definitions for mmabatho (2 of 2)

/ (ˌbəʊpuːtɑːtˈswɑːnə) /


(formerly) a Bantu homeland in N South Africa: consisted of six separate areas; declared independent by South Africa in 1977 although this was not internationally recognized; abolished in 1993. Capital: Mmabatho
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