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    1. South Af·ri·ca
      IPA[saʊθˈæfrɪkə]
      • 1. a country that occupies the most southern part of Africa; population 49,052,500 (est. 2009); administrative capital, Pretoria; legislative capital, Cape Town; judicial capital, Bloemfontein; eleven official languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sepedi or Northern Sotho, Sesotho or Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, and Venda.

      • a country occupying the southernmost part of the continent of Africa; population 49,052,500 (est. 2009); eleven official languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sepedi or Northern Sotho, Sesotho or Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, and Venda; administrative capital, Pretoria; seat of legislature, Cape Town.
      • a former German protectorate 1884–1918 in southwestern Africa that corresponds to present-day Namibia.
      • a former German protectorate in SW Africa (1884–1918), corresponding to present-day Namibia.
      • a nationalist organization formed in Namibia in 1964–66 to oppose the illegitimate South African rule over the region. It waged a guerrilla campaign, operating largely from Angola; it eventually gained UN recognition, and won elections in 1989.
      • a nationalist organization formed in Namibia in 1964–6 to oppose the illegitimate South African rule over the region. It waged a guerrilla campaign, operating largely from Angola; it eventually gained UN recognition, and won elections in 1989.
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