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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How to use Venda in a sentence
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.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
When he became hungry he spent his last vintem for some bread from a little Venda in the town he passed through.Tales of Giants from Brazil | Elsie Spicer Eells
British Dictionary definitions for Venda (1 of 2)
plural -da or -das a member of a Negroid people of southern Africa, living chiefly in NE South Africa
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)
a former Bantu homeland in South Africa, near the Zimbabwe border; abolished in 1993. Capital: Thohoyandou
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