Definition of Orange river

1. Noun. A river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean.

Exact synonyms: Orange
Group relationships: Republic Of South Africa, South Africa
Generic synonyms: River

Definition of Orange river

1. Proper noun. A river in South Africa named in honor of the House of Orange-Nassau. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orange River

Oracle of Apollo
Oral Roberts
Orange County
Orange Free State
Orange GGN
Orange Group
Orange Order
Orange River
Orange River Colony
Orbeli effect
Orbignya cohune
Orbignya martiana
Orbignya phalerata

Literary usage of Orange river

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"The latter were a half-caste tribe, descended from Boer men and Hottentot women, who had formed Christianised communities north of the orange river as early ..."

2. Philosophical Magazine (1830)
"SOME REMARKS ON THE BUSHMEN OF THE orange river*. BY LEWIS LESLIE, ESQ. ASSISTANT SURGEON, 45TH REGT. Iii that neighbourhood f, and along the Hornberg, ..."

3. Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce Bryce (1900)
"Treaties were made in 1843 with Moshesh, the Basuto chief, and with Adam Kok, a Griqua captain living on the orange river, as a treaty had been made nine ..."

4. A Historical Geography of the British Colonies by Charles Prestwood Lucas, Reginald Laurence Antrobus, Charles Alexander Harris, Henry Charles Miller Lambert, John Davenport Rogers, Hugh Edward Egerton (1900)
"A few Cape farmers had crossed the frontier of what is now the orange river Colony as early as 1828, but it was not till the time of the great trek, 1834-6, ..."

5. The Story of South Africa, the Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State, South by George McCall Theal (1894)
"FOR a short time after the restoration of British rule in the orange river Sovereignty, everything went on smoothly, and the people appeared to be ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The nucleus of these highlands is formed by the Antelope or Potong Mountain at the converging point of Basutoland, Natal and the orange river Free State, ..."

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