Ciskeian, adjective and noun

Origin:
Latin, EnglishShow more Ciskei (from Latin cis on this side + Kei name of river) + English noun- and adjective-forming suffix -an.
A. adjective 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).
1848 H.G. Smith in Imp. 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.
1987 Flying Springbok Nov. 47Many Ciskeian schools include university graduates in their faculties.
B. noun An inhabitant of the Ciskeian region; historical, a citizen of the Republic of Ciskei (1981–1994).
1976 S. Zondani in E. Prov. Herald 24 Nov. 13If you want me to be happy, call me an African, not a Ciskeian. I believe in one unfragmented South Africa.
1992 S. Bryant in Guardian 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).

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary

Senses

18481992