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Where did the Xhosa come from?

Xhosa peoples were well established by the time of the Dutch arrival in the mid-17th century, and occupied much of eastern South Africa from the Fish River to land inhabited by Zulu-speakers south of the modern city of Durban.

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Similarly one may ask, what do Xhosa believe in?

Belief System The Xhosa people are traditionally ancestor worshippers but also believe in a creator who cares for them in the greater things in life and who protects them in extreme danger. The ancestral fathers, on the other hand, watch over the everyday lives of their descendants, their crops and their cattle.

Secondly, who was the first Xhosa king? 5000 years ago – King Narmer (Menes) unites Upper & Lower Kemet and forms one great Empire and the World's First Great Civilisation is born.

People also ask, when was Xhosa born?

Historical evidence suggests that the Xhosa people have inhabited the Eastern Cape area from as long ago as 1593 and most probably even before that. Some archaeological evidence has been discovered that suggests that Xhosa-speaking people have lived in the area since the 7th century AD.

What is Xhosa heritage?

Heritage Day: Xhosa South Africans. The name “Xhosa” comes from that of a legendary leader called uXhosa. There is also a fringe theory that, prior to that, the name Xhosa came from a word meaning fierce or angry in some San language. The Xhosa refer to themselves as the amaXhosa, and to their language as isiXhosa.

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