- 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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L'Isle, seeing the young friar in front of the venda, brought him in and seated him beside him.The Actress in High Life
Sue Petigru Bowen
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
- 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
- a former Bantu homeland in South Africa, near the Zimbabwe border; abolished in 1993. Capital: Thohoyandou