Bophuthatswana

geographical name
Bo·​phu·​tha·​tswa·​na | \ ˌbō-(ˌ)pü-tät-ˈswä-nä How to pronounce Bophuthatswana (audio) \

Definition of Bophuthatswana

former group of noncontiguous enclaves in the Republic of South Africa mostly on or near the border with Botswana and set aside for Black people as part of a government program of racial segregation; capital Mmabatho

Note: Bophuthatswana was declared to be independent in 1977 but was reincorporated into South Africa in 1994.

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20 Jan 2021

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“Bophuthatswana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bophuthatswana. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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