Definitions for limpopolɪmˈpoʊ poʊ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word limpopo
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a river in S Africa, flowing from the N Republic of South Africa, through S Mozambique into the Indian Ocean. 1000 mi. (1600 km) long.
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Also called Crocodile River.
Limpopo, Crocodile River(noun)
an African river; flows into the Indian Ocean
A river of Africa that rises near Johannesburg and flows about 1,770 km (1,100 miles) to the Indian Ocean in Mozambique.
Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa. It is named after the second biggest river in Africa Limpopo River that flows across the province; the name "Limpopo" has its etymological origin from the Sepedi word diphororo tša meetse - meaning strong gushing waterfalls. Sepedi language is spoken by a third of the people in the province. The capital is Polokwane, formerly named Pietersburg. The province was formed from the northern region of Transvaal Province in 1994, and initially named Northern Transvaal. The following year, it was renamed Northern Province, which remained the name until 2003, when the name of the province was formally changed to the name of its most important river–on the border with Zimbabwe and Botswana–after deliberation by the provincial government and amendment of the Constitution. A notable consideration for the name was Mapungubwe, the area where the most ancient gold-using civilisation of the province was discovered a few years earlier.
Translations for limpopo
Find a translation for the limpopo definition in other languages:
Select another language: