Venda

noun
Ven·​da | \ ˈven-də How to pronounce Venda (audio) \

Definition of Venda

: a Bantu language spoken by a people of Northern province, Republic of South Africa also : a member of this people

First Known Use of Venda

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Venda

borrowed from Venda -venḓa, a self-designation (in Vhavenḓa "the Venda people," Tshivenḓa "the Venda language")

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“Venda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Venda. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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Venda geographical name

Ven·​da | \ ˈven-də How to pronounce Venda (audio) \

Definition of Venda

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

Note: Venda was nominally granted independence in 1979 with Thohoyandu as its capital but was reincorporated into South Africa in 1994.

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