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Orange Free State

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Orange Free State

n
(Placename) a former province of central South Africa, between the Orange and Vaal rivers: settled by Boers in 1836 after the Great Trek; annexed by Britain in 1848; became a province of South Africa in 1910; replaced in 1994 by the new province of Free State; economy based on agriculture and mineral resources (esp gold and uranium). Capital: Bloemfontein
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Or′ange Free′ State`


n.
a province in central Republic of South Africa: a Boer republic 1854–1900; a British colony (Or′ange Riv′er Col`ony) 1900–10. 1,863,327; 49,647 sq. mi. (128,586 sq. km). Cap.: Bloemfontein.
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Noun1.Orange Free State - a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the BoersOrange Free State - a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the Boers; named Free State in 1997
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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1899: The Boer War began between the British Empire and the Republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.
Her activism and resistance to apartheid landed her in jail on numerous occasions, eventually causing her banishment to the small town of Brandfort in the then Orange Free State.
The book subjects the motives of both the British Empire and the two Boer Republics of the Orange Free State and the South African or Transvaal Republic to a close examination, but through the prism of the Winburg District of the Orange Free State.
But all of these lost nations have stories to tell, whether they were as short- lived as Eastern Karelia, which lasted only a few weeks during the Soviet--Finnish War of 1922, or as long- lasting as the Orange Free State, a Boer Republic that celebrated fifty years as an independent state in the late 1800s.
1899: The Boer War began between the British |Empire and the Republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.
When I was a student at the [University of the] Orange Free State, white students would actively participate, why not here as well." Mr Peik Bruhns, Founder and designer of the Youth Leadership Development Programme gave an overview of what the programme entailed.
October 11 The Boer war breaks out between Britain and the Transvaal and Orange Free State.