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Transkei

[trans-key, -kahy]
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noun
  1. a self-governing Bantu territory of South Africa on the Indian Ocean: granted independence in 1976 by South Africa, but not recognized by any other country as an independent state. 16,910 sq. mi. (43,798 sq. km). Capital: Umtata.
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Related formsTrans·kei·an, adjective, noun
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  • The white forces in the Transkei were in imminent peril of annihilation.

    'Tween Snow and Fire

    Bertram Mitford

  • “There always is a scare in the Transkei,” struck in Jones, the landlord, who was carving.

    A Veldt Official

    Bertram Mitford

  • It is for this reason we find it sometimes bearing the name Transkei.

  • The Gcalekas had attacked and routed a strong body of Police in the Transkei, and had killed several men and an officer.

    A Veldt Official

    Bertram Mitford

  • True, the Transkei was a long way off, but the ruction would never stop there.

    A Veldt Official

    Bertram Mitford


British Dictionary definitions for transkei

Transkei

noun
  1. (formerly) the largest of the Bantu homelands in South Africa; declared an independent state in 1976 but this was not recognized outside South Africa; abolished in 1993. Capital: Umtata
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