[Ads-l] Antedating of "Apartheid"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 25 02:23:48 UTC 2022

The OED's earliest citation for "apartheid" is dated 1947.  The following is cited on the Dictionary of South African English website:

1944 D.F. Malan in Star<https://m.dsae.co.za/#bibliography/b01955> 25 Jan.To ensure the safety of the white race and of Christian civilisation by the honest maintenance of the principles of apartheid and guardianship.

Fred Shapiro

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