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 (wĭt-wô′tərz-rănd′, -ränd′, -wŏt′ərz-) Often called Rand (rănd)
A region of northeast South Africa between the Vaal River and Johannesburg. It has been one of the richest gold-mining areas in the world since the discovery of gold there in 1886.


(wɪtˈwɔːtəzˌrænd; Afrikaans vətˈvɑːtərsˈrant)
(Placename) a rocky ridge in NE South Africa: contains the richest gold deposits in the world, also coal and manganese; chief industrial centre is Johannesburg. Height: 1500–1800 m (5000–6000 ft). Also called: the Rand or the Reef


(ˈwɪtˌwɔ tərzˌrænd, -ˌwɒt ərz-)

a rocky ridge in S Transvaal, in the Republic of South Africa, near Johannesburg: gold mining. Also called The Rand.
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Noun1.Witwatersrand - a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
Transvaal - a province of northeastern South Africa originally inhabited by Africans who spoke Bantu; colonized by the Boers
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