The Zulus And The British Frontiers

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1879
Original Publisher: Chapman and Hall Subjects: Zulu (African people)

South Africa

Zululand (South Africa)


History / Africa / General

History / Africa / South / Republic of South Africa

Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: CHAPTER II. THE KAFFIRS. Natives of Eastern South Africa, a branch of the great Bantu race. -- ''Kaffirs," origin of that name. -- Ama-Zulu and Anm-Xosa. -- Clanship, and kindred of tribes. -- Galeka headship of Amaxosn. -- Overthrow of Kreli, and suppression of the Poudo tribe ; recent disturbing events in Kaffirdom. -- Sketch of Kaffir history in South Africa. -- Law of succession. -- Limited power of chiefs. -- Difficulty of securing observance of treaties. -- Early Dutch colonisation. -- Transfer of the Cape to Great Britain. -- Border troubles with the Kaffirs. -- Thefts of cattle. -- Disputed right to the land. -- Final subjection of Kaffraria by last year's war. The eastern parts of South Africa, briefly described in my preceding chapter, have been occupied, within historical times, by a variety of native tribes, who are often spoken of, in general, as " Kaffirs." They differ essentially, as I suppose most people are aware, from the negro races of Western and North Central Africa. According to Mr. A. H. Keane, in his learned treatise appended to Keith Johnston's " Africa," the Kaffirs, with whom are reckoned the Zulus, are one branch of the great " Bantu" family, a term denoting certain affinities proved by the structure of their language. To the same family, he tells us, also belong theMatabele and other Bechuana populations of tho interior, away towards t...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781143376443
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/10/2010
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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