Bantu-speaking


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Adj.1.Bantu-speaking - of or relating to people who speak Bantu; "the Bantu-speaking people of Africa"
2.Bantu-speaking - able to communicate in Bantu
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray
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During the Iron Age, a Bantu-speaking group of people dwelled in an area, which now borders Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Botswana.
This project will unite researchers with outstanding expertise in African archaeology, archaeobotany and historical linguistics to form a unique cross-disciplinary team that will shed new light on the first Bantu-speaking village communities south of the rainforest.
Just as oil is the car's lifeblood, hunhu/ubuntu, through the CMP is also the lifeblood of the Bantu-speaking people (2) in Southern Africa.
The Griqua people are descendants of Khoekhoe pastoralists, European settlers, San hunter-gatherers, formerly enslaved people from farms of the Cape Colony, and Bantu-speaking Africans, says Schweitzer, and since they emerged as a group during the 18th century, they have struggled for land and autonomy.
Zambia's population of around 16 million is multi-ethnic with 70 Bantu-speaking groups.
Bantu' is not an ethnic group but a linguistic group, and while many Bantu-speaking peoples share certain cultural and social traits, many others do not.
In broad daylight and under the flag of the British Empire, colonial settlers grabbed "the whole of the agricultural part of Lesotho proper, leaving the mountains to the Basotho," according to Isaac Schapera in the book The Bantu-Speaking Tribes of South Africa, edited by himself.
The Bantu-speaking people comprise the majority of the African population south of the Sahara, with more than 300 groups and dialects, including the Kikuyu, Swahili, and Zulu (Van Lehman & Eno, 2003).
But since Spanish is a sister language of French, and since there are many writers born in French- and Bantu-speaking African nations, this feature of Guinean literature is not so novel.
It is important to note at this juncture that in many traditional Bantu-speaking traditions, women hardly ever achieve total body autonomy and/or independence.
Over a period of many centuries, most hunting-foraging peoples were displaced and absorbed by incoming Bantu-speaking communities.
The Bantu-speaking Ovambo and Hereto migrated from the north in about the 14th century, while white settlers arrived in the 19th century.