Gebiet, noun

Forms:
Also Gebied.
Origin:
German, AfrikaansShow more German Gebiet territory; the alternative spelling is Afrikaans gebied (with the same meaning).
Usually in the noun phrases Bastard Gebiet, Baster Gebiet, Rehoboth Baster Gebiet, Rehoboth Gebiet. The territory (later an official district) inhabited by the Rehoboth Baster people (see Rehoboth), south of Windhoek, Namibia.
1926 Report of Rehoboth Commission (UG41–1926) 3The community known as the Rehoboth Basters, in the Mandated Territory of South-West Africa, and the area, commonly known as the Gebiet, occupied by them.
1936 L.G. Green Secret Afr. 75I drove through the ‘Gebied,’ with its long grass and good trees, and found it almost unstocked.
1952 L.G. Green Lords of Last Frontier 202They have a reserve (known as the Baster Gebied) of about five thousand square miles of the finest cattle and karakul country in the whole territory.
1969 Survey of Race Rel. (S.A.I.R.R.) 260The Rehobothers at present number approximately 14,000. Their Gebiet, to the south of Windhoek, at present measures about 5,066 square miles.
1969 J.M. White Land God Made in Anger 196Their Gebiet or District has enjoyed virtual independence from the beginning.
1971 Daily Dispatch 6 July 1The Baster Advisory Council of the Rehoboth Gebiet is asking the United Nations Security Council to intervene in South West Africa.
1976 O. Levinson Story of Namibia 32The Rehoboth Baster Gebiet is approximately 13 000 square kilometres of excellent pastoral country with a population of about 220000 people.
1984 Sunday Times 23 Sept. 11Even Swapo recognizes the unique nature of the Rehoboth Gebiet, and has promised it will retain self-government after independence.
1990 Sunday Times 11 Feb. 2The Rehoboth Gebied — 14 000 sq kilometres of ranchland with the town of Rehoboth as its centre.
1992 Pretoria News 4 Aug. 6His mother-in-law lives near Kalkrand, just south of the Rehoboth Gebied.
The territory (later an official district) inhabited by the Rehoboth Baster people (see Rehoboth), south of Windhoek, Namibia.
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