[ trans-key, -kahy ]
/ trænsˈkeɪ, -ˈkaɪ /


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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Trans·kei·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for transkeian (1 of 2)


/ (trænsˈkaɪən) /


of or relating to the former Bantu homeland of Transkei (now part of South Africa) or its inhabitants


a native or inhabitant of Transkei

British Dictionary definitions for transkeian (2 of 2)


/ (trænˈskaɪ) /


(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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