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n. racial segregation and discrimination (in South Africa)

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Apartheid (; an Afrikaans word meaning "separateness", or "the state of being apart", literally "") was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP), the governing party from 1948 to 1994. Under apartheid, the rights, associations, and movements of the majority black inhabitants and other ethnic groups were curtailed, and white minority rule was maintained. Apartheid was developed after World War II by the Afrikaner-dominated National Party and Broederbond organizations. The ideology was also enforced in South West Africa, which was administered by South Africa under a League of Nations mandate (revoked in 1966 via United Nations Resolution 2145), until it gained independence as Namibia in 1990. By extension, the term is currently used for forms of systematic segregation established by the state authority in a country against the social and civil rights of a certain group of citizens due to ethnic prejudices.

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1. a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against non-whites; the former official policy in South Africa
(hypernym) social policy

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Apartheid (die)
nf. apartheid, racial segregation and discrimination

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nm. apartheid, racial segregation and discrimination (in South Africa)

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