[ oo m-tah-tuh ]
/ ʊmˈtɑ tə /
a city in and the capital of Transkei, SE Africa.
Definition for umtata (2 of 2)
[ 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.
Related formsTrans·kei·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for umtata (1 of 2)
/ (ʌmˈtɑːtə) /
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)
/ (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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