An area and former province in central South Africa, situated to the north of the Orange River. An area inhabited by Bantu-speaking farmers, it was first settled by Boers after the Great Trek. It became a province of the Union of South Africa in 1910 and in 1994 became one of the new provinces of South Africa. It was named Free State (sense 2) in 1995.
Definition of Orange Free State in:
- The US English dictionary