Umtata

[ oo m-tah-tuh ]
/ ʊmˈtɑ tə /

noun

a city in and the capital of Transkei, SE Africa.

Definition for umtata (2 of 2)

Transkei

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

noun

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.

Related formsTrans·kei·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for umtata

  • They were found located—for they had built a town near the sources of the Umtata River.

    The Mission; or Scenes in Africa|Captain Frederick Marryat
  • They were found located—for they had built a town—near the sources of the Umtata River.

    The Mission|Frederick Marryat

British Dictionary definitions for umtata (1 of 2)

Umtata

/ (ʌmˈtɑːtə) /

noun

a city in South Africa, in Eastern Cape province; the capital of the former Transkei Bantu homeland. Pop: 94 778 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for umtata (2 of 2)

Transkei

/ (trænˈskaɪ) /

noun

(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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