how to pronounce apartheid


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apartheid is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of apartheid in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… his life to ending apartheid I ran for …”

meanings of apartheid


  1. Any similar policy of racial separation/segregation and discrimination.
  2. The policy of racial separation used by South Africa from 1948 to 1990.
  3. A policy or situation of segregation based on some specified attribute.


  1. To impose a policy of segregation of groups of people, especially one based on race.

apartheid frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word apartheid occurs in english on average 10.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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