Cape Colony

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Cape Colony

n
(Placename) the name from 1652 until 1910 of the former Cape Province of South Africa

Cape′ of Good` Hope′


n.
1. a cape in S Africa, in the SW Republic of South Africa.
2. Also called Cape′ Prov`ince. Formerly, Cape Colony. a province in the Republic of South Africa. 7,443,500; 277,169 sq. mi. (717,868 sq. km).Cap.: Cape Town.
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Noun1.Cape Colony - a former province of southern South Africa that was settled by the Dutch in 1652 and ceded to Great Britain in 1814; in 1994 it was split into three new provinces of South Africa
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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It was the idea of Sir George Grey, the governor of Cape Colony who favoured a policy of integration, civilisation and religious conversion of the local tribes people, rather than military suppression and control.

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