Meaning of South Africa, Republic of

South" Af'rica Repub'lic of

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  1. a country in S Africa; member of the Commonwealth of Nations until 1961. 25,000,000; 472,000 sq. mi. (1,222,480 sq. km). Capitals: Pretoria and Cape Town. Formerly,
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