|Zulu people are mainly from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. They are traditionally agriculturalists. The Zulu language, closely related to Xhosa, belongs to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo family. Many Zulus are supporters of the political organisation Inkatha, founded by Chief Buthelezi in 1975.The Zulu are the largest Southern African ethnic group and played a major role in South African History during the 19th and 20th Centuries. The famous Anglo-Zulu War battles of Rorke’s Drift, Isandlwana and Ulundi are incredible tales of both British and Zulu bravery, tactics and weaponry.Experience Zulu tribal dancing at it’s absolute best, learn about their traditional homesteads, weaponry, clothing, superstitions, the history of the Zulu Kings and Shaka, the most famous of King all.The Zulu people are formed into clans whose chiefs are the genealogically senior members, they divide into age sets which form sections of the army. In the 1820s they were forged into a nation by King Shaka, who formed them into fighting regiments, conquering many neighbouring peoples. Shaka was assassinated by his brother Dingaan, who was in turn defeated by the Boers 1838–43.
In 1879 the Zulus, under King Cetewayo were defeated by the British, and Zululand was annexed by the UK, although sporadic fighting continued until 1907.
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