[ bee-shoh ]
/ ˈbi ʃoʊ /


a town in and the capital of Ciskei, SE Africa.

Definition for bisho (2 of 2)


[ sis-kahy ]
/ ˈsɪs kaɪ /


a self-governing Bantu territory of South Africa on the Indian Ocean: granted independence in 1981 by South Africa, but not recognized by any other country as an independent state. 3200 sq. mi. (8300 sq. km). Capital: Bisho.

Related forms

Cis·kei·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bisho

  • On the other hand, anonymous denunciations poured in at the bisho palace, and they bore the clerical hall-mark.

    Two banks of the Seine|Fernand Vandrem

British Dictionary definitions for bisho


/ (ˈsɪskaɪ) /


(formerly) a Bantu homeland in SE South Africa; declared independent in 1981 but this was not recognized outside South Africa; abolished in 1993. Capital: Bisho (now Bhisho)

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