- a province in the NE Republic of South Africa. 110,450 sq. mi. (286,066 sq. km). Capital: Pretoria.
Formerly South African Republic.
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Examples from the Web for transvaal
At that moment day was breaking over the plains of the Transvaal.The Manxman
Among the Boers of the Transvaal a large number are friendly to the English.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
It will be remembered that the Transvaal was annexed by Great Britain in 1877.
Time, moreover, was likely to work against the existing system of the Transvaal.
The Company could no more have taken the Transvaal than it could have taken Natal.
- 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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