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bantustan, noun

Origin:
EnglishShow more Formed by analogy with English Pakistan, Hindustan, etc.; see Bantu noun (sense 1) and -stan.
1. obsolete. As a proper noun: The putative name of a proposed black state inside the boundaries of South Africa.
[1949 J.S. Franklin This Union 188I should like to remind Hon. Senators that back of and beyond our Bantu Hindustan there lies the Continent of Africa with its 250 millions of black-skinned people.]
1960 M. Ballinger in H. Spottiswoode S. Afr.: Rd Ahead 22Even those Nationalists who fear the new idea of Bantustan..still maintain an attachment to this conception of a home for Africans where alone they might enjoy rights of domicile and property.
2. Now only derogatory. Often with initial capital. homeland sense 1. Also attributive.
1954 Observer (U.K.) 20 June 4The ‘Bantustan’ conception of the Nationalist intellectuals and the Dutch Reformed Church..means the absolute division of South Africa into Black and White territories.
1990 Weekly Mail 9 Mar. 2‘Away with bantustans!’ ‘Away with Mangope, forward to a democratic South Africa!’
As a proper noun: The putative name of a proposed black state inside the boundaries of South Africa.
homeland1. Also attributive.
Derivatives:
Hence Bantustania noun, Drum magazine’s satirical collective name for the ‘homelands’; see also -stania (-stan); so Bantustanian noun, a black South African; and adjective, of or pertaining to a Bantustan; see also -stanian (-stan); Bantustanism noun, the policy of balkanising South Africa.
1974 Drum 8 Mar. 45At times I wonder if a Bantustanian has any right to think at all. That is why my Bantustanian brain is in a muddle.
1982 Voice 24 Jan. 4Bantustanism far from solves some of the burning issues in South Africa.

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