Transvaal [ trans- vahl, tranz- ] SHOW IPA / trænsˈvɑl, trænz- / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun a province in the northeastern part of the Republic of South Africa. 110,450 sq. mi. (286,066 sq. km). Capital: Pretoria.
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South African Republic OTHER WORDS FROM Transvaal Trans·vaal·er, noun Trans·vaal·i·an, adjective Words nearby Transvaal transudate
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How to use Transvaal in a sentence
I first met Bishop Tutu in the 1980s when I went to South Africa to write a book about apartheid in a small
Transvaal town, but I did not spend much time with him until I started working with Mandela.
On the 9th of October, 1899, the
Transvaal Government presented an ultimatum.
It appears the war is still going on in the
Transvaal, and the rumour is that we shall be sent there straight.
Eventually an impasse was reached over the question of the rights and privileges of British subjects in the
Still, Cetywayo is much too shrewd a man to declare regular war against the
If two or three fellows got together on any given farm they were bound to spend the evening taking the
Transvaal. British Dictionary definitions for Transvaal 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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