- any of the enclaves established for the indigenous African peoples of South Africa under apartheid
- any place in which an ethnic or religious group is segregated from the larger society
Origin of BantustanBantu + -stan, as in Hindustan
- Any of the homelands formerly established for blacks in South Africa by the government during the apartheid era.
- A landlocked, often fragmented ethnic enclave within a larger state, nominally possessing some degree of autonomy but usually economically dependent and lacking real power.
Origin of BantustanFrom Bantu (on the model of Hindustan).
From bantu (meaning "people" in some of the Bantu languages) and -stan.