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South Africa, Republic of

geographical name

Definition of South Africa, Republic of

  1. country S Africa S of the Limpopo, Molopo, & Orange rivers bordering on Atlantic & Indian oceans; a republic, until 1961 (as Union of South Africa) a British dominion; administrative ∗ Pretoria, legislative ∗ Cape Town, judicial ∗ Bloemfontein area 471,445 square miles (1,221,043 square kilometers), pop 44,819,778

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a timid, meek, or unassertive person

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