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Meaning of Cape of Good Hope

Cape' of Good" Hope'

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  1. a cape in S Africa, in the SW Republic of South Africa.
  2. Also calledFormerly,a province in the Republic of South Africa. 6,731,820; 277,169 sq. mi. (717,868 sq. km). Cap.: Cape Town.
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