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South Africa

South Africa

A country of southern Africa on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Originally inhabited by the San and Khoikhoi, the region was settled by various Bantu peoples c. 1500. European settlement began with the Dutch in the mid-1600s. The region passed to Great Britain in 1814 but was hotly contested by descendants of the Dutch settlers in the Boer War (1899-1902), in which Britain took possession of the entire territory, creating the Union of South Africa in 1910. South Africa declared itself a republic in 1961, severed ties with the British Commonwealth, and further consolidated the apartheid system, which was repealed beginning in 1989. An interim constitution ending white rule was adopted in 1993, and the first multiracial elections were held in 1994. Pretoria is the administrative capital; Cape Town, the legislative capital; and Bloemfontein, the judicial capital. Johannesburg is the largest city.

South African adj. & n.

South African

adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to the Republic of South Africa, its inhabitants, or any of their languages
2. (Peoples) of or relating to the Republic of South Africa, its inhabitants, or any of their languages
3. (Languages) of or relating to the Republic of South Africa, its inhabitants, or any of their languages
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of the Republic of South Africa
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.South African - a native or inhabitant of South AfricaSouth African - a native or inhabitant 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)
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
Afrikander, Afrikaner, Boer - a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans
Adj.1.South African - of or pertaining to or characteristic of South Africa or its people
Translations
Jihoafričanjihoafrický
sydafrikanersydafrikansk
eteläafrikkalainen
sudafricainsud-africain
južnoafričkiJužnoafrikanac
南アフリカの南アフリカ人
남아프리카 사람남아프리카의
sydafrikansydafrikansk
เกี่ยวกับอัฟริกาใต้ชาวอัฟริกาใต้
người Nam Phithuộc nước/người/tiếng Nam Phi

South African

[saʊθˈæfrɪkən]
A. ADJsudafricano
B. Nsudafricano/a m/f

South African

adj & nsudafricano/a

South African

جَنُوبُ أفْرِيقْيَ, شَخْصٌ مِنْ جَنُوبُ أَفْرِيقْيَا Jihoafričan, jihoafrický sydafrikaner, sydafrikansk Südafrikaner, südafrikanisch νοτιοαφρικανικός, Νοτιοαφρικανός sudafricano eteläafrikkalainen sud-africain južnoafrički, Južnoafrikanac sudafricano 南アフリカの, 南アフリカ人 남아프리카 사람, 남아프리카의 Zuid-Afrikaan, Zuid-Afrikaans sørafrikaner, sørafrikansk Południowoafrykańczyk, południowoafrykański sul-africano житель Южно-Африканской Республики, южноафриканский sydafrikan, sydafrikansk เกี่ยวกับอัฟริกาใต้, ชาวอัฟริกาใต้ Güney Afrika, Güney Afrikalı người Nam Phi, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Nam Phi 南非人, 南非的
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Remember our South African war, and the men who came to arms and rallied round the flag when their services were needed.
He told how his vessel had been run down by a steamer; how he had been boarded by Malay pirates; how his ship had caught fire; how he helped a political prisoner escape from a South African republic; how he had been wrecked one fall on the Magdalens and stranded there for the winter; how a tiger had broken loose on board ship; how his crew had mutinied and marooned him on a barren island--these and many other tales, tragic or humorous or grotesque, did Captain Jim relate.
So, Watson," said he, suddenly, "you do not propose to invest in South African securities?
You told me, four weeks ago, that Thurston had an option on some South African property which would expire in a month, and which he desired you to share with him.
In the back woods of Canada, in far Australia, on the wide South African veldt, wherever English-speaking people meet and gather, they join hands to sing that song.
Why, those Dalmatians are showing Pajaro apples on the South African market right now, and coining money out of it hand over fist.
made large sums of money in South African speculation.
The South African Field Force might have been strengthened if I had.
The word "Cape" rises across the face of a dial; a gong strikes: the South African mid-weekly mail is in at the Highgate Receiving Towers.
There'll be a boom in South Africans again one of these days, and then I'll see what I can do for you.
We need a comprehensive public works program to create jobs and develop the country's infrastructure," according to Glen Farred, an organizer with the South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO), an alliance of non-governmental advocacy groups.
According to the South African Housing Ministry, about 5 million South Africans (out of a population of 45 million or so) live in the 1,066 informal settlements spread across the country's nine provinces.

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