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 (trăns-kā′, -kī′)
A former internally self-governing black African homeland in southeast South Africa on the Indian Ocean coast. It was designated a semiautonomous territory in 1963, granted nominal independence in 1976, and dissolved and reintegrated into South Africa in 1994.

Trans·kei′an adj. & n.


(Placename) (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


(trænsˈkeɪ, -ˈkaɪ)

a self-governing black homeland in SE South Africa, on the Indian Ocean: granted independence in 1976. 2,876,122; 16,910 sq. mi. (43,798 sq. km). Cap.: Umtata.
Trans•kei′an, adj., n.
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He was followed by Ronnie Callander, a very senior member of the club, who chose to interpret his subject Day Dreaming into one of reminiscences of his love of travelling over the Transkei land of South Africa.
We have the music from the hills of the Transkei, the songs of the shebeens from the townships, the struggle songs of the fight for freedom, and the songs of joy when he is released from prison.
The Eastern Cape, home to the impoverished Transkei and Ciskei Bantustans, sent a steady stream of migrants to the Cape Flats in search of wage labor, but these migrants were effectively shut out of housing by the Group Areas Act (27).
Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, on July 18, 1918.
Born on July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa, Mandela became actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s.
Firstly, a soundtrack of Mandela's life growing up in the Transkei (a remote region in the Eastern Cape) with its own musical language; secondly, the jazz of the 1950s that produced stars like Miriam Makeba, Dolly Ratheba, and others, which Nelson listened to as a young lawyer; and lastly, a contemporary opera score which delves into his prison years, opera being a very popular musical career for many South African singers.
I have summarised here what I published in 2003, based on 18 years of practising surgery at a former mission hospital in Transkei.
Mientras que el personaje antagonico James Gregory, su guardia blanco afrikaner era el elegido para espiar cada movimiento de Mandela ya que crece en una granja de Transkei y aprende hablar xhosa durante su infancia.
Multiple mycotoxin exposure determined by urinary biomarkers in rural subsistence farmers in the former Transkei, South Africa.
The Transkei, originally referred to as Pondoland, was between the Kei River and the then Colony of Natal.
For some reason, Bophuthatswana seemed to have more leeway than other homelands such as Transkei and Ciskei in hiring expatriate staff.
Jeremy Brooke, who was affectionately known as Gumby, was shot to both the chest and neck after the property in which he and friends were staying in the Transkei area of the country was burgled at around midnight on February 21.