Transkei

geographical name
Trans·​kei | \ (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈkī How to pronounce Transkei (audio) \

Definition of Transkei

former enclave in the Republic of South Africa set aside for black people as part of a government policy of racial segregation

Note: Transkei was nominally granted independence in 1976 with Umtata as its capital but was reincorporated into South Africa in 1994.

Other Words from Transkei

Transkeian \ (ˌ)tran(t)s-​ˈkī-​ən How to pronounce Transkeian (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Transkei.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Transkei. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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