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Pretorius

[ pri-tawr-ee-uhs, -tohr-; Dutch prey-toh-ree-oos ]
/ prɪˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-; Dutch preɪˈtoʊ riˌʊs /
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An·dries Wil·hel·mus Ja·co·bus [ahn-drees vil-hel-moos yah-kaw-boos], /ˈɑn dris vɪlˈhɛl mʊs yɑˈkɔ bʊs/, 1799–1853, and his son Mar·thi·nus Wes·sels [mahr-tee-noos -ves-uhls], /mɑrˈti nʊs ˈvɛs əls/, 1819–1901, Boer soldiers and statesmen in South Africa.
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Pretorius
/ (prɪˈtɔːrɪəs) /

noun
Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus (ˈɑndriːs wɪlˈhɛlmys jaːˈkoːbys). 1799–1853, a Boer leader in the Great Trek (1838) to escape British sovereignty; he also led an expedition to the Transvaal (1848). The town Pretoria was named after him
his son, Marthinus Wessels (marˈtiːnys ˈwɛsəls). 1819–1901, first president of the South African Republic (1857–71) and of the Orange Free State (1859–63)
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