Zulu people

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The Zulu (/zuːluː/; Zulu: amaZulu), or also known as Amazulu, are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa.wikipedia
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Zulu language

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The Zulu (/zuːluː/; Zulu: amaZulu), or also known as Amazulu, are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa.
It is the language of the Zulu people, with about 10 million native speakers, who primarily inhabit the province of KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa.

KwaZulu-Natal

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The Zulu are the largest ethnic group in South Africa with an estimated 10–12 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
KwaZulu-Natal (also referred to as KZN and known as "the garden province" ; iKwaZulu-Natali; KwaZulu-Natal; KwaZoeloe-Natal) is a province of South Africa that was created in 1994 when the Zulu bantustan of KwaZulu ("Place of the Zulu" in Zulu) and Natal Province were merged.

Nguni people

NguniNguni clansNguni farmers
In the Nguni languages, iZulu means heaven, or weather. At that time, the area was occupied by many large Nguni communities and clans (also called the isizwe people or nation, or were called isibongo, referring to their clan or family name).
The Nguni people are Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi.

Ethnic groups in South Africa

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The Zulu are the largest ethnic group in South Africa with an estimated 10–12 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
The major ethnic groups include the Zulu, Xhosa, Bapedi (North Sotho), Ndebele, Basotho (South Sotho), Venda, Tsonga, Swazi and BaTswana, all of which predominantly speak South African indigenous languages.

Zulu kaMalandela

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1709 by Zulu kaMalandela.
Zulu kaMalandela (1627–1709), son of Malandela, was the founder and chief of the Zulu clan which came from the Nguni people.

Shaka

Shaka ZuluShaka kaSenzangakhonaKing Shaka
The Zulu formed a powerful state in 1818 under the leader Shaka.
Shaka still recognised Dingiswayo and his larger Mthethwa clan as overlord after he returned to the Zulu but, some years later, Dingiswayo was ambushed by Zwide's amaNdwandwe and killed.

Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo

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Cetshwayo died in February 1884, killed by Zibhebhu's regime, leaving his son, the 15-year-old Dinuzulu, to inherit the throne.
Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (1868 – 18 October 1913, commonly misspelled Dinizulu) was the king of the Zulu nation from 20 May 1884 until his death in 1913.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

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The Chief Minister of KwaZulu, from its creation in 1970 (as Zululand) was Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi (born 27 August 1928) is a South African politician and Zulu tribal leader who founded the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in 1975 and was Chief Minister of the KwaZulu bantustan until 1994.

Colony of Natal

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In-fighting between the Zulu continued for years, until in 1897 Zululand was absorbed fully into the British colony of Natal. Nonetheless, this ritual has changed during colonization because in 1869, Theophilus Shepstone, then Natal Secretary for Native Affairs, formalized the ilobolo payment to 10 cattle for commoners (plus the ingquthu cow for the mother1), 15 for hereditary chief siblings and 20-plus for the daughters of a chief.
Fierce conflict with the Zulu population led to the evacuation of Durban, and eventually, the Boers accepted British annexation in 1844 under military pressure.

KwaZulu

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Under apartheid, the homeland of KwaZulu (Kwa meaning place of) was created for Zulu people.
KwaZulu was a semi-independent bantustan in South Africa, intended by the apartheid government as a homeland for the Zulu people.

Inkatha Freedom Party

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In 1975, Buthelezi revived the Inkatha YaKwaZulu, predecessor of the Inkatha Freedom Party.
Buthelezi used a structure rooted in Inkatha (meaning "crown" in Zulu), a 1920s cultural organisation for Zulus established by his uncle Zulu King Solomon kaDinuzulu.

Apartheid

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Under apartheid, the homeland of KwaZulu (Kwa meaning place of) was created for Zulu people.
Ten homelands were allocated to different black ethnic groups: Lebowa (North Sotho, also referred to as Pedi), QwaQwa (South Sotho), Bophuthatswana (Tswana), KwaZulu (Zulu), KaNgwane (Swazi), Transkei and Ciskei (Xhosa), Gazankulu (Tsonga), Venda (Venda) and KwaNdebele (Ndebele).

Southern Africa

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The Zulu (/zuːluː/; Zulu: amaZulu), or also known as Amazulu, are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa.
Due to the Bantu expansion which edged the previous native African peoples to the more remote areas of the region, the majority of African ethnic groups in this region, including the Xhosa, Zulu, Tsonga, Swazi, Northern Ndebele, Southern Ndebele, Tswana, Sotho, and Shona people, BaLunda, Mbundu, Ovimbundu, Shona, Chaga and Sukuma, speak Bantu languages.

Bantustan

Bantustanshomelandshomeland
Under apartheid, the homeland of KwaZulu (Kwa meaning place of) was created for Zulu people.

Mfecane

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Zulu expansion was a major factor of the Mfecane ("Crushing") that depopulated large areas of southern Africa.
Many of the Mthethwa leaders formed a confederation with the Zulu clan, under the leadership of Shaka.

Bantu expansion

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Nguni communities had migrated down Africa's east coast over centuries, as part of the Bantu migrations.
Two main groups developed: the Nguni (Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi), who occupied the eastern coastal plains, and the Sotho–Tswana, who lived on the interior plateau.

Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa

Credo Mutwa
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa (born 21 July 1921) is a Zulu sangoma (traditional healer) from South Africa.

Traditional healers of Southern Africa

sangomaInyangatraditional healers
In order to appeal to the spirit world, a diviner (sangoma) must invoke the ancestors through divination processes to determine the problem.
Although sangoma is a Zulu term that is colloquially used to commonly describe all types of Southern African traditional healers, there are differences between practices: an inyanga is concerned mainly with medicines made from plants and animals, while a sangoma relies primarily on divination for healing purposes and might also be considered a type of fortune teller.

Umkhosi Wokweshwama

UkweshwamaFirst Fruits
Furthermore, Zulu people are also practicing a ceremony called Ukweshwama in which they praise their creator but also their ancestors.
Umkhosi Wokweshwama ("first fruits festival"), recently also known as Umkhosi Woselwa ("calabash festival"), is the annual harvest festival of the Zulu people, observed around the December solstice.

Zulu Kingdom

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The sub-kingdoms fought amongst each other until 1883 when Cetshwayo was reinstated as king over Zululand.
KwaZulu was a bantustan in South Africa, intended by the apartheid government as a semi-independent homeland for the Zulu people.

Umemulo

For example, Umemulo is a ceremony for women who turn 21 years old of age.
Umemulo is a traditional Zulu coming of age ceremony for women.

List of Zulu kings

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This article lists the Zulu kings, including Zulu chieftains and kings from their earliest known history up to the present time.

List of Zulus

Zulus
This is a list of notable members of the Zulu ethnic group.

South Africa

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The two major historic groups were the Xhosa and Zulu peoples.

Theophilus Shepstone

Sir Theophilus ShepstoneLord Shepstone
Nonetheless, this ritual has changed during colonization because in 1869, Theophilus Shepstone, then Natal Secretary for Native Affairs, formalized the ilobolo payment to 10 cattle for commoners (plus the ingquthu cow for the mother1), 15 for hereditary chief siblings and 20-plus for the daughters of a chief.
A man of strong will and pronounced views he gained a great influence over the indigenous people, by whom he was called "father," and ironically named "Somtseu" (a famed black hunter) by the Zulus when he fled before an elephant.