from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A former Black homeland of southeast South Africa. It was granted nominal independence in 1980 and was reabsorbed into South Africa by the 1994 constitution.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A former Bantustan in the southeast of South Africa, formed in 1961, declared independent in 1981, and reintegrated in 1993.
From Afrikaans Ciskei, from cis- and Kei; hence literally “on this side of the Kei River”, as opposed to Transkei. (Wiktionary)