Latin, EnglishShow more Ciskei (from Latin cis on this side + Kei name of river) + English noun- and adjective-forming suffix -an.
A.adjectiveOf or pertaining to that region of the Eastern Cape occupied predominantly by Xhosa-speaking people and situated to the south-west of the Kei River; historical, of or pertaining to the Republic of Ciskei (1981–1994).
1848H.G. Smith inImp. Blue Bks Command Paper 969–1848, 24I this day reached King William’s Town, and having previously directed an assembly of all the Cis-Keian Chiefs, their ‘Amapakati,’ or councellors, and many of their people, I..read and fully explained to them my proclamation of the the 17th instant.
1928R.L. BuellNative Problem in Afr.V. 76Report of Commission of Inquiry (Ciskeian Section) into the social and Economic conditions of the Native Peoples.
c1939Off. Yr Bk of Union No. 19, 1938 (Union Office of Census & Statistics) 19The Ciskeian General Council was established under Proclamation no 34 of 1934, with effect from 1st April, 1934.
1953E.P. DvorinRacial SeparationV. 133The Nationalist Government in the implementation of apartheid is looking to the Ciskeian and Transkeian councils as examples which might well be followed in the other Native areas of the Union.
1978Daily Dispatch 10 Mar. (Indaba) (advt)A senior position for a Professional Control Training Officer (Ciskeian citizen).
1987Flying Springbok Nov. 47Many Ciskeian schools include university graduates in their faculties.
1978D. Mickleburgh inBona Oct. 81All he wants is for every Ciskeian to pull his weight and put his shoulder to the wheel.
1980C. Freimond inRand Daily Mail 18 Dec. 1In the first referendum of its type, Ciskeians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence from South Africa.
1983J. Parfitt inE. Prov. Herald 14 May 1The original charge sheets made no mention of the accused being Xhosa or Ciskeian.
1987New Nation 23 Apr. 5‘As patriots, we should give generously,’ he said. ‘It is essential for Ciskeians to sacrifice in order to promote national interests.’
1990E. Prov. Herald 19 Jan. 3He said Ciskeians had voted for independence in a referendum and would go into negotiations over the constitutional future of southern Africa as a nation.
1992S. Bryant inGuardian Weekly 2 Oct. 2Would the Ciskeians, having democratically elected to end their rule by dictatorship, be willing to return to non-voting status as non-white citizens of South Africa?
Of or pertaining to that region of the Eastern Cape occupied predominantly by Xhosa-speaking people and situated to the south-west of the Kei River; historical, of or pertaining to the Republic of Ciskei (1981–1994).
An inhabitant of the Ciskeian region; historical, a citizen of the Republic of Ciskei (1981–1994).
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