Indigenous and Black people of South Africa who were at times officially called Bantu (Afrikaans: Bantoe) by the Apartheid regime. The term Bantu is derived from the word for "people" common to many of the Bantu languages. The Oxford Dictionary of South African English describes its contemporary usage in a racial context as "obsolescent and offensive" because of its strong association with white minority rule and their apartheid system. However, Bantu is used without pejorative connotations in other parts of Africa and is still used in South Africa as the group term for the languages South Africans speak.

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  • Indigenous and Black people of South Africa who were at times officially called Bantu (Afrikaans: Bantoe) by the Apartheid regime. The term Bantu is derived from the word for "people" common to many of the Bantu languages. The Oxford Dictionary of South African English describes its contemporary usage in a racial context as "obsolescent and offensive" because of its strong association with white minority rule and their apartheid system. However, Bantu is used without pejorative connotations in other parts of Africa and is still used in South Africa as the group term for the languages South Africans speak. (en)
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  • December 2019 (en)
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  • South African Bantu-speaking peoples (en)
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  • One of the seven terracotta artifacts referred to as the Lydenburg heads (en)
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  • ~48 153 727 (en)
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  • This entire article needs a copy edit to rephrase much of the text to match actual English grammar (en)
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  • Other Indigenous Southern Africans (en)
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  • Relating South African diaspora (en)
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  • Indigenous and Black people of South Africa who were at times officially called Bantu (Afrikaans: Bantoe) by the Apartheid regime. The term Bantu is derived from the word for "people" common to many of the Bantu languages. The Oxford Dictionary of South African English describes its contemporary usage in a racial context as "obsolescent and offensive" because of its strong association with white minority rule and their apartheid system. However, Bantu is used without pejorative connotations in other parts of Africa and is still used in South Africa as the group term for the languages South Africans speak. (en)
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  • Bantu peoples in South Africa (en)
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  • South African Bantu-speaking peoples (en)
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