Synonyms of self-governing
independentDictionary • a self-governing province
independent • a fully independent state
democratic • Bolivia returned to democratic rule in 1982.
sovereign • The Russian Federation declared itself to be a sovereign republic.
autonomous • They declared themselves part of a new autonomous province.
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autonomousAn autonomous country, organization, or group governs or controls itself rather than being controlled by anyone else.
• They declared themselves part of a new autonomous province.
democraticA democratic country, government, or political system is governed by representatives who are elected by the people.
• Bolivia returned to democratic rule in 1982.
independentIndependent countries and states are not ruled by other countries but have their own government.
• a fully independent state
Thesaurus for self-governing from the Collins English Thesaurus
A self-governing region or organization is governed or run by its own people rather than by the people of another region or organization.