The Zulus

The most famous Zulu is Shaka Zulu, the most feared warrior in Zulu history. This group calls themselves the Amazulu – or “People of Heaven” and historically have made their home in Kwa-Zulu Natal, an area bordered by the Drakensburg, Mozambique, and the Eastern Cape. This group is proud of its warrior history, and famous for its high kicking, foot stamping, energetic dancing. In 1879, armed only with rawhide shields and bladed stabbing spears, they defeated the British forces at Isandhlawana. This was the biggest single defeat the British army has ever suffered from a so-called primitive army.

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