stat, noun

Forms:
staad, staatShow more Also staad, staat, stad, stadt.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, adaptation of Dutch stad city.
A black settlement.
1. A traditional rural village or town: kraal noun sense 1 a.
1896 Daily News 28 Dec. 5The principal Stadt is in flames.
1973 [see hartebeest adjective].
2. An urban settlement: township sense 2 a.
Note:
Almost invariably referring to the settlement on the outskirts of Mafikeng.
1909 Lady S. Wilson S. Afr. Mem. 98The fine stand made by the natives when the Boers attacked their stadt, adjacent to the town.
[1987 Star 5 Sept. 11Snowy de Witt was told..that Casper was living in the kaffer stat with his wife Naledi and their little girl.]
A black settlement.
A traditional rural village or town: kraalnoun1 a.
An urban settlement: township2 a.

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