Venda

noun Ven·da \ ˈven-də \

Definition of Venda

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

Origin and Etymology of venda

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


Venda

geographical name Ven·da \ ˈven-də \

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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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of Venda Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about Venda


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