Pretoria

[ pri-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr- ]
/ prɪˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr- /

noun

a city in and the administrative capital of the Republic of South Africa, in the NE part: also the capital of Transvaal.

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Transvaal

[ trans-vahl, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈvɑl, trænz- /

noun

a province in the NE Republic of South Africa. 110,450 sq. mi. (286,066 sq. km). Capital: Pretoria.

Related forms

Trans·vaal·er, nounTrans·vaal·i·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pretoria (1 of 2)

Pretoria

/ (prɪˈtɔːrɪə) /

noun

a city in N South Africa, the administrative capital of South Africa; formerly capital of Transvaal province: two universities (1873, 1930); large steelworks. Pop: 525 384 (2001)Also called: Tshwane

British Dictionary definitions for pretoria (2 of 2)

Transvaal

/ (trænzˈvɑːl) /

noun

former province of NE South Africa: colonized by the Boers after the Great Trek (1836); became a British colony in 1902; joined South Africa in 1910; replaced in 1994 for administrative purposes by a new system of provinces (Eastern Transvaal (later Mpumalanga), Northern Transvaal (later Limpopo), Gauteng, and North West province). Capital: Pretoria
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Culture definitions for pretoria

Pretoria

[ (pri-tawr-ee-uh) ]

Administrative capital of South Africa. (See also Cape Town.)

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