Bantu & Zulu Cornell Notes . e. Analyze how the migration of people such as the Bantu and Zulu has had an impact on the economic, cultural, and political aspects of Sub-Saharan Africa. Who are the Bantu?.
e. Analyze how the migration of people such as the Bantu and Zulu has had an impact on the economic, cultural, and political aspects of Sub-Saharan Africa.
A group of people who originated in Cameroon and participated in one of the largest migrations in history
There are more than 60 million people who speak Bantu as their native language.
They live primarily in the regions that straddle the equator and continue southward into southern Africa where it is believed they migrated to.
This migration continued until around the 3rd or 4th century AD.
They also influenced two-thirds of African language.
Another important occurrence in the history of the Bantu is a split that created two major language families.
They were the first to develop language and provides a clue when tracing the developments in Africa’s civilization.
They were the first farmers and cattle-keepers of the area.
One of the greatest mass movement of people in history
Influenced culture in many tribes of the area
The Zulu are a group whose ancestors are the original Bantu people.
Rose to power after the Bantu migration
Largest and most influential tribe in Southern Africa
Became a powerful empire in the early 19th century but was over in the late 19th century