Venda

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

Definition of Venda

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Venda

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

Definition of Venda (Entry 2 of 2)

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.

First Known Use of Venda

Noun

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Venda

Noun

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 16 May. 2021.

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