[ ven-duh ]

  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. 2,510 sq. mi. (6,500 sq. km). Capital: Thohoyandou.

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British Dictionary definitions for Venda (1 of 2)


/ (ˈvɛndə) /

  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

British Dictionary definitions for Venda (2 of 2)


/ (ˈvɛndə) /

  1. a former Bantu homeland in South Africa, near the Zimbabwe border; abolished in 1993. Capital: Thohoyandou

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