Ciskei

geographical name
Cis·​kei | \ ˈsis-ˌkī How to pronounce Ciskei (audio) \

Definition of Ciskei

former enclave in the Republic of South Africa set aside for black people as part of a government program of racial separation; capital Bisho; granted independence 1981; abolished 1994

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Ciskeian \ (ˌ)sis-​ˈkī-​ən How to pronounce Ciskeian (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Ciskei.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ciskei. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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