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1) Pretorius, Martinus Wessel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Boer (Afrikaner) statesman; son of Andries Pretorius. In 1857 he was elected the first president of the South African Republic (the Transvaal), and in 1859, while...

2) Pretorius, Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Boer (Afrikaner) leader. He was elected (1838) commandant general of the Boers of Natal and in that year defeated a large force of Zulus at Blood River. This victory...

3) Graaff-Reinet. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Eastern Cape, S South Africa, on the Great Karroo. It is the center of an important farming and stock-raising area in which grapes, citrus fruits, flowers, wool,...

4) Pretoria. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...South Africa and formerly capital of Transvaal. Although it is primarily an administrative center, there are important industries, especially iron and steel. The...

5) Kruger, Paul. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...South African Transvaal statesman, known as Oom Paul. As a child he accompanied (1836) his family northward from the Cape Colony in the Great Trek that was eventually...

6) Transvaal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...With the new constitution of 1994, it was divided into Eastern Transvaal (later renamed Mpumalanga), Northern Transvaal, Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Veereeniging (later...

7) Zululand. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Zululand is bordered by the Indian Ocean on the east, by Mozambique on the north, and by Swaziland on the west. The terrain rises from a low coastal plain to the...

8) South Africa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (1995 est. pop. 45,095,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. It borders...

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