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    Zulu

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    the fierce kingdom of the Zulu Nation. He starts by saying that on January 22nd, 1879, 200 British troops were defeated by the Zulus as he was expressing how influential the Zulu nation was as they were one of the most powerful kingdoms in Africa. In the 1700’s, there was once a cattle farmer that had a vision on how to unite the neighboring chiefdoms and transformed it into a great empire, and his name was Shaka. It was fascinating for me to hear that the founder of the Zulu Nation, Shaka created a

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    Zulu Culture

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    largest ethnic group in South Africa. The Zulu clan reputation is well known for their proud, fierce, and barbaric behavior. According to Ethnologies, in 1816 a new chief Shaka Zulu conquered and created a nation that was named after him. His descendants made up the Zulu clan. During the year of 1820, Native Africans did not have any political rights. The king of the Zulu ethnic groups or clans was the only one allowed to have judicial and legislative power. Zulu chiefs steadily demanded increasing

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    Zulu Religion

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    Zulu Religion Religion in the broadest sense may be defined as man's attitude towards the unseen, and the earliest forms of human thought furnish the clue from which must be traced the development of those great systems of religion that have at different time periods been professed by certain groups of people. The term religion must also include, not only beliefs in unseen spiritual agencies, but numerous customs, superstitions, and myths which have usually been regarded by the people of the

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    Shaka Zulu

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    Shaka Zulu Shaka was born the son of Senzakhona, the Zulu chief, and the Langeni princess Nandi. Senzakhona had unintentionally impregnated Nandi, but was obligated to take her as his third wife her in spite of the fact that she was from the lowly regarded Langeni clan. Due to this, she and her son were treated as outcasts and were unhappy. When an incident caused Senzakhona to banish Nandi and her children, they had to return to her people. Because an expelled woman was looked upon as being

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    The Zulu Clan

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    The Zulu Clan In the 1820's, during a period of social unrest and warfare, the Zulu clan, a Bantu people, rose to political prominence under the great King Shaka in present-day South Africa. This period is called mfecane, or "crushing" because it was characterized by Shaka's tyrannous reign during which he conquered neighboring peoples and established a kingdom for the Zulu people on South Africa's eastern coast. The word "zulu" was used in 1824 to refer to " a war-like race of South African

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    Resistance to Imperialism and the Zulu War

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    Although it is usually 19th century European imperialism that appears in Western literature, Africans have felt pressure from outside powers for over a thousand years. By the year 1200, most of Northern Africa had adopted Islam, and the population consisted mainly of a blend of Arab and Berber peoples. It was at this time that the enslavement of black Africans along the eastern coast of the continent by Arabian pirates began. This slave trade, however, met fierce resistance from the flourishing

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    Zulu Army Victory at Isandlwana

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    The Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 marked a day of defeat for the British in the first major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Eleven days after the British invaded Zululand (now most commonly known as South Africa) a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked the British combat formation known as 'the main column' which consisted of about 2,200 British combatants. The battle at Isandlwana stunned the world and is historically acknowledged

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    The Zulu Culture The Zulu tribe has many unique customs and traditions including arts and medicine. The Zulu cultural heritage is well known for their strong warriors and military systems. The Zulu people mainly lives in the South African province called KwaZulu-Natal (Sithole and Beierle). They are apart of an ethnic group in South Africa called the Nguni, and speak a language called isiZulu (Sithole and Beierle). The battle between the Zulu tribe and British is an important event in their history

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    The Wonderful Life of the Zulu People Table of Contents Page Introduction 3 Chapter I “Women are extremely valuable in society” 5 Chapter II “Ancestors are the source of power” 8 Chapter III “Rite Of Passage” 10 Conclusion 12 Introduction The African continent is home to many different religious traditions. The ancient Egyptians were one of the first civilizations formed in Egypt. Records

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    How significant was the Zulu Kingdom in the creation of South Africa? David Santana IB Global History: Historical Investigation May 13, 2014 Word Count: 1729 Part A: Plan of Investigation South Africa had been the center for conflict in 1815-1910 and it had been caused by, the colonies of the British, The Boers, and the rise of the Zulu kingdom. In 1910 the union of South Africa was created. I will focus on the creation of South Africa, before the union. In 1815 and influential leader

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