Definition of Orange Free State in English:

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Orange Free State

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.

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