from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a people of northeast South Africa constituting the principal inhabitants of the former homeland of Venda.
  • n. The Bantu language of the Venda.
  • A former internally self-governing Black African homeland in northeast South Africa near the Zimbabwe border. It was granted limited self-government in 1962, nominal independence in 1979, and was dissolved and reintegrated into South Africa by the 1993 interim constitution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. formerly a self-governing Black African homeland in South Africa.
  • proper n. the people of this area.
  • proper n. the language of these people.


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