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  • The Zulu Essay

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    The Zulu Kevin Gazley ANT101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Dr. Bernardo Rios August 1, 2012 The Zulu The people known as Zulu today were formed of many independent clans that lived for centuries in the eastern coastal parts of South Africa as the Nguni Bantu people. Zulu was the name of one small clan, which in 1816 acquired a new chief named Shaka. He conquered the other clans and created a kingdom that took his sir name, Zulu. The Zulus became very powerful and with the arrival

  • Zulu Essay

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    ‘Swazi’. The term “Zulu” originally referred to the descendants of a man of the same name, but later referred to an extensive population after the Mfcane period (a period of warfare among indigenous tribes in Southern Africa between the years of 1815 – 1840). The Zulu Kingdom played a major role in South African history during the 19th and 20th centuries. The 9 million Zulu- speaking people live primarily in the KwaZulu- Natal province in South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal or the Zulu Kingdom is one of

  • Zulu Essay

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    The Zulu The Zulus of South Africa’s primary mode of substance is that of pastoral. ”Pastoralists are those who regularly move in search of naturally occurring grass and water.” (Nowak, 2010) The have unique mobility patterns as well as personality traits. Their beliefs and values are very different then those of the United States. As most cultures the Zulu’s have their own methods for healing the sick. Also due to the large quantity of Zulus still in existence they have their own political

  • Zulu Essay

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    The Zulu Culture Shayla Douglas Anthropology 101 Christina Winn February 20th 2012 The Zulu Culture The Zulu is the largest ethnic group located in South Africa. The word Zulu stands for people of heaven. The Zulu tribe has an estimate of anywhere between eleven to twelve million people. They remain today the most numerous group in all of South Africa with one of the strongest armies of all the land. Under their leader Shaka the Zulu kingdom was formed in the early nineteenth century.

  • Zulu Essay

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    The Zulu Tribe The Zulu Tribe was an African tribe affected by the Europeans, who migrated northward as they began their “scramble” for minerals and territory in Africa. This forced family groups to flee northward, up the African coast, away from the European invaders. Unfortunately, the Zulu is one of the groups that were particularly affected by this. They continued migrating north, in order to avoid European invasion and to save their tribe. They had succeeded until Britain stepped in and proposed

  • Shaka Zulu Essay

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    childhood in his mother's settlements. He is recorded as having been initiated there and inducted into an ibutho lempi (fighting unit). In his early days, Shaka served as a warrior under the sway of local chieftain Dingiswayo and the Mthethwa, to whom the Zulu were then paying tribute.[citation needed][7] Dingiswayo called up the emDlatsheni iNtanga (age-group), of which Shaka was part, and incorporated it in the Izichwe regiment. Shaka served as a Mthethwa warrior for perhaps as long as ten years, and

  • The Zulu Girl Essay

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    The poem Zulu Girl is a powerful yet pathetic recreation of the hardship and endurance of the South African people. Roy Campbell makes the masculinist equation i.e. male is equals to culture and female is equals to nature. It poses an immediate problem of how miserably the poor South African people are forced to work on the farm. The poem is powerful both in sound and in effect. The poem begins with a fairly simple observed situation, and as the poet develops and reflects upon it, its references

  • Zulu People Essay

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    Zulu People Latreece Collins ANT 100 Instructor Christopher Deere July 16, 2012 Zulu People Throughout history, there have always been many different types of cultures. These cultures can define an entire race of people, or define a single village. These cultures can also define where a community will live, and what methods are used in their day-to-day survival. This paper will focus on one such culture; the Zulu tribe. The Zulu are an extensive horticulture or a mixed subsistence economy

  • Zulu Culture Essay

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    “Final Cultural Research Paper” The Zulu traditions and culture are one of the most culturally oriented of all people. The Zulu, which means people of heaven, are a proud nation that treasure their heritage, are friendly and always hospitable; displaying an unyielding loyalty to their inkosi (traditional leader). The Zulu language is rich and expressive, very often punctuated with distinctive click sounds. The kinship system in the Zulu culture is based upon two things; the dynamic

  • Shaka Zulu Essay

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    Discuss the 3 different ways that historians have portrayed Shaka Zulu Historians have widely portrayed Shaka Zulu, as a military genius, a cruel tyrant and a nation builder; every historian has their own opinion including myself. Shaka Zulu is sometimes described as a “military genius” which in my opinion casts a more positive shadow over him even though war can be considered more of a negative. He led the Zulu nation to military glory over their enemies due to a natural talent for leadership