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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.
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(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
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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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