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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republic in 1961, severed ties with the British Commonwealth, and further consolidated the apartheid system, which was repealed beginning in 1989.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.
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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
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of the Republic of South Africa
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|Noun||1.||South 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
|Adj.||1.||South African - of or pertaining to or characteristic of South Africa or its people|
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người Nam Phithuộc nước/người/tiếng Nam Phi
A. ADJ → sudafricano
B. N → sudafricano/a m/f
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South Africanadj & n → sudafricano/a
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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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