Definition of South africa
1. Noun. A republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers).
Geographical relationships: Trek, Laager, Lager, Biltong, Pagad, People Against Gangsterism And Drugs, Qibla, Kopje, Koppie, Caffer, Caffre, Kaffir, Kafir, Mealie
Group relationships: British Commonwealth, Commonwealth Of Nations
Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Terms within: Kwazulu-natal, Natal, Capital Of South Africa, Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Durban, Free State, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Cape Colony, Cape Of Good Hope Province, Cape Province, Bloemfontein, Soweto, Kalahari, Kalahari Desert, Crocodile River, Limpopo, Orange, Orange River
Group relationships: Africa
Member holonyms: Sotho, Batswana, Bechuana, Tswana, South African, Xhosa
Derivative terms: South African
Definition of South africa
1. Proper noun. Country in southern region of the African continent. Official name: Republic of South Africa. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of South africa
1. A republic in southern africa, the southernmost part of africa. It has three capitals: pretoria (administrative), cape town (legislative), and bloemfontein (judicial). The history is a fabric interwoven with hostile activity among the native tribes, particularly the zulus, the boers (dutch settlers), and the british. Officially the republic of south africa since 1960, it was called the union of south africa 1910-1960. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of South africa
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1. The Economics of Apartheidby Stephen R. Lewis by Stephen R. Lewis (1990)
" Though this is not a prescriptive book, it does provide an understanding of the problem of south africa and the possible consequences of various alternative..."
2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1899)
"A narrative of a visit to the Mauritius and south africa. London, 1844. 8°. ... Travels in south africa undertaken at the request of the Missionary Society. ..."
3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1903)
"south africa LIVED a woman wonderful, (May the Lord amend her!) Neither simple, kind, nor true, But her Pagan beauty drew Christian gentlemen a few Hotly to ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"On 8 September the British Cabinet decided to raise the garrison in south africa to a strength sufficient to protect the colonies. ..."
5. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"J Comparative Leg and Internat Law 2:156-7 Ja •20 • National bank of south africa, ltd. industrial Conferences • National conference of comrs. on ..."
6. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1901)
"Whitaker & R. Fifty years of the Republic in south africa, ... Missionary travels and researches in south africa. Livingstone. Dr. D. $1. Amsterdam. ..."
7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Those of the Union of south africa are 8833 miles and of Rhodesia 2481 miles in ... That the gold and diamond mines of south africa have been and are still ..."