Free State

The Free State Province is situated in the heartland of the Karoo semi-desert of South Africa. The former Oranje-Vrystaat was the heartland of the white Afrikaaner population and therefore most people in this region speak Afrikaans, although the majority have SeSotho as mother tongue.

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  • Afrikaans:  Vrystaat
  • English:  Orange Free State
  • Portuguese:  Estado Livre
  • Swedish:  Fristaten
  • OFS
  • Province of the Orange Free State

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