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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Rand

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A Dutch word meaning border, edge, used in South Africa to designate a low rounded range of hills; specifically it is an abbreviated form of Witwatersrand, an elevated ridge in the southern Transvaal, forming the water-parting between the basins of the Orange and Limpopo. The Rand is famous for its gold-bearing reefs (see Gold), and the word is often used as a synonym for the mining industry carried on over a great part of its area, or for Johannesburg, the city which that industry created.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Rand'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/r/rand.html. 1910.

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