[ trans-vahl, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈvɑl, trænz- /


a province in the NE Republic of South Africa. 110,450 sq. mi. (286,066 sq. km). Capital: Pretoria.

Related forms

Trans·vaal·er, nounTrans·vaal·i·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for transvaalian

  • Nor are they in Transvaalian territory, but that of the Tebelé, beyond the Limpopo river, and journeying on north.

    The Vee-Boers|Mayne Reid

British Dictionary definitions for transvaalian (1 of 2)


/ (trænzˈvɑːlɪən) /


of or relating to the former South African province of Transvaal or its inhabitants

British Dictionary definitions for transvaalian (2 of 2)


/ (trænzˈvɑːl) /


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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