Sotho, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, AfrikaansShow more Sotho, from Northern Sotho gauta, Southern Sotho gauda, ultimately an adaptation of Afrikaans goud/xəʊt/ gold + teng there, inside; see Eastern Province Heraldquotation 1994.
1991I.E.G. CollettInformant, Pilgrim’s RestJohannesburg: The Big Naartjie, Joey’s, Gouteng, eGoli.
1994Wilhelm & Naidoo inSunday Times 1 May 15Egoli may now be as familiar as Johannesburg but there are a string of other slang words for the city...Gauteng (from the Sotho word Gauge [sic] which means gold).
1994E. Prov. Herald 9 Dec. 2PWV renamed Gauteng...Gauteng, Sotho for ‘Place of Gold’, was adopted as the new name for the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging province by the legislature yesterday — but will become official only after it is changed by national parliament.
1994Sunday Times 25 Dec. 1Gauteng children will be showered with candies by the region’s SAPS Air Wing.
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