Genealogy Projects tagged with xhosa on the Geni Family Tree

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  • South African Progenitors - Stamvaders

    This is the 'umbrella' Progenitor Project that every South African male Progenitors (Stamvaders) [abbreviation SV/PROG] should be added to first. See list of countries in alphabetical order below for projects for particular countries or people! See South African Progenitors - Matriarchs/Stammoeders for female Progenitors (Stammoeders) ... and definitions of Stam Moeders/Progenitors/Matr...

  • amaXhosa People of South Africa

    History of the amaXhosa The amaXhosa people are Bantu speakers living in south-east South Africa, and in the last two centuries throughout the southern and central-southern parts of the country. Xhosa people currently make up approximately 18% of the South African population. By number: in 2008: Botswana 9,900; Lesotho 22,000; South Africa 7,529,000; Zimbabwe 29,000 During the seventeenth c...

  • Xhosa Royalty of Southern Africa

    Birth numbering only approximate; confounded by dearth of dates and polygamous practices meaning that numbers of mothers can all birth half-siblings within the same time span; and by the occasional tendency to position the heir - son of the Great Wife - as the first son, when he is often amongst the youngest. Descent line from Tshawe a Tshawe b c1675 b Ngcwangu c Sikhomo ...

  • Nguni Peoples 1700s - 1800s

    1700 Dlamini chiefdoms move south from Delagoa Bay and settle on land north of the Phongolo River; thereby forming the core of the future Swazi nation. 1767 The Cape frontier is pushed further eastward, beyond the Gamtoos River into the land of the AmaXhosa. Armed confrontations between the AmaXhosa and the Dutch colonists ensue. 1775 The death of Phalo increases the political tensions and ...