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prɪˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-Pre·to·ri·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pretoria, capital of South Africanoun

    city in the Transvaal; the seat of the executive branch of the government of South Africa


  1. Pretorianoun

    The administrative capital of South Africa. South Africa has two other capitals: the legislative capital Cape Town and the judicial capital Bloemfontein.


  1. Pretoria

    Pretoria is a city in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the executive and de facto national capital; the others are Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Bloemfontein, the judicial capital. Pretoria is sometimes regarded as being divided into three sections: West, East and north, relative to the CBD. Pretoria is contained within the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality as one of several constituent former administrations. Pretoria itself is sometimes referred to as "Tshwane" due to a long-running and controversial proposed change of name, which has yet to be decided, as of 2013. Pretoria is named after Andries Pretorius. Pretoria in South Africa is popularly known as The Jacaranda City due to the thousands of Jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pretoria

    capital of the Transvaal, stands on a mountain-enclosed plain 1000 m. NE. of Cape Town, and nearly 300 m. W. of Lorenzo Marquez, Delagoa Bay, with both of which and with Natal it is connected by rail. It is a thriving town, growing rapidly with flourishing trade, the see of a bishop, and containing twenty English schools. Coal is found near, and wheat, tobacco, cotton, and indigo grown. It is the seat of the government of the Transvaal.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Pretoria

    In honour of Pretorius, the first President of the Boer Republic in South Africa.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pretoria in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pretoria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Kodwo Amissah Benyi:

    The government is in crisis mode and Pretoria (the South African government) is responding well by verbally condemning the attacks and showing force on the ground.

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. wavering
    • B. jab
    • C. abandon
    • D. concoction

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