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Republic of South Africa

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From Union of South Africa, the country's former official name, referring to its origin from the unification of four formerly separate British colonies.

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South Africa

  1. A country in Southern Africa. Official name: Republic of South Africa. Capitals: Pretoria, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein.
  2. (now nonstandard) Southern Africa (a region of Africa).
    • 1901 March 15, The Agricultural Journal and Mining Record[1], volume 4, number 1, page 1:
      With the exception of the Portuguese Colonies, the Journal is franked to all parts of South Africa.

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