Etymology

1. apartheid

noun. ['əˈpɑːrˌtaɪt, əˈpɑːrˌtaɪd'] a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites; the former official policy in South Africa.

Etymology

  • apartheid (Afrikaans)
  • apartheid (Dutch)

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Example sentences of the word apartheid


1. Noun, singular or mass
The campaign did not meet its goal of breaking apartheid, but ANC membership rose from 7,000 to 100,000.

2. Adverb
South Africans fighting apartheid quoted its pages and it influenced Americans protesting against the Vietnam War in the 1970s.

Quotes containing the word apartheid


1. If it were in our national security to deploy to South Africa under apartheid, would we have found it acceptable or customary to segregate African American soldiers from other American soldiers, and say, 'It's just a cultural thing'? I don't think so. I would hope not.
- Martha McSally

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