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  1. a self-governing Bantu territory of South Africa in the NE part: granted independence in 1979 by South Africa, but not recognized by any other country as an independent state. 2510 sq. mi. (6500 sq. km). Capital: Thohoyandou.
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Historical Examples

  • L'Isle, seeing the young friar in front of the venda, brought him in and seated him beside him.

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  • On the top of the mountain (Alta da Serra, sixteen miles from Mendoza) we found a venda.

  • I had found lodgings in a venda for the last time, the preceding evening, at Canto Gallo.

  • Great astonishment was manifested in every venda and fazenda at seeing a lady arrive accompanied only by a single servant.

  • Wherever one travels in this neighbourhood, one is sure of excellent rusk at every venda, though soft bread is rare.

British Dictionary definitions for venda


  1. plural -da or -das a member of a Negroid people of southern Africa, living chiefly in NE South Africa
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family but not easily related to any other members of the group
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  1. a former Bantu homeland in South Africa, near the Zimbabwe border; abolished in 1993. Capital: Thohoyandou
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