Ibhayi, noun

Forms:
Also eBhayi /e-/.
Origin:
Xhosa, AfrikaansShow more Xhosa iBhayi (locative form eBhayi) adaptation of Afrikaans die Baai ‘the Bay’ (see Baai).
Especially among Xhosa-speakers, a name for the city of Port Elizabeth; a collective name for the black townships in and around that city. Also attributive. See also PE.
1982 Voice 21 Mar. 5Plague hits eBhayi...Bubonic plague has broken out in a Black settlement at Coega, about 32 km from Port Elizabeth.
1986 E. Prov. Herald 7 Oct. 6The security forces may..re-introduce the notorious ‘dompas’ in a different form (as they admit to doing in Ibhayi).
1990 T. Daniels in New African 27 Aug. 2Port Elizabeth..township residents are holding their breath as thousands of wooden houses are mushrooming...The Ibhayi City Council, which administers the townships, seems to be unable to stem the tide.
1993 F. Frescura in Weekly Mail & Guardian 29 Oct. 12Most Afrikaners refer to Port Elizabeth as Die Baai — and black people call it iBhayi, which means the same thing: the bay.
a name for the city of Port Elizabeth; a collective name for the black townships in and around that city. Also attributive.
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