Bantustan - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] politics 

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/ˌbæntu:ˈstɑːn/

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/ˌbæntu:ˈstæn/
singularBantustan
pluralBantustans
  1. 1
    one of the areas in South Africa where black people lived during the apartheid system

    We were all strenuously opposed to the Bantustan policies of 40 years ago.

  2. 2
    showing disapproval any area where people are forced to live without full civil and political rights

    Such a Bantustan would have no genuine sovereignty or viable economy.