Bantustan

noun
Ban·tu·stan | \ˌban-tü-ˈstan, ˌbän-tü-ˈstän, ˈban-tü-ˌstan, ˈbän-tü-ˌstän, -tə- \

Definition of Bantustan 

: any of several all-black enclaves formerly in the Republic of South Africa that had a limited degree of self-government

First Known Use of Bantustan

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bantustan

Bantu + -stan land (as in Hindustan)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Bantustan

Dictionary Entries near Bantustan

Bantu

Bantuist

Bantu Kavirondo

Bantustan

banty

banus

banuyo

Statistics for Bantustan

Last Updated

21 Aug 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Bantustan

The first known use of Bantustan was in 1949

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Bantustan

See words that rhyme with Bantustan

Comments on Bantustan

What made you want to look up Bantustan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

evasion of direct action or statement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!