- 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.