Definition of Bantustan in English:


Line breaks: Ban¦tu|stan
Pronunciation: /ˌbantuːˈstɑːn, -ˈstan/

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South African historical , • derogatory
  • A partially self-governing area set aside during the period of apartheid for a particular indigenous African people; a so-called homeland.


from Bantu + -stan, on the pattern of words such as Hindustan.

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