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The Zulues in Sout-AfricaNobody knows how long there have been people living in thesouthern part of the African mainland Experts dates foundings ofirontools in the Swaziland to the 4th century Sailors who wereshipwrecked outside the coast of South-Africa had contact with people whoearned their living by farming and cattlebreeding Later on when theEuropeans arrived to South-Africa they found a people on the east coastof Natal who called themselves A ma zulu These people were tall andvery atleticly build they could take great effort in both hunting and warand their knowledge to the nature was incredable The Zulu tribe was once one of South-Africas biggest and mostpowerful tribes and they managed to stand up against the British untilthey lost the Zulu war in 1897 The tribes defece system was wery simmularto the system we have in Norway today The troops were devided intoregiments according to their age And they got military training indiffrent parts of the country just as we do in Norway todayThe Zulues want to keep their tradition and identity alive but they havea lot to struggle against The lack of land and the demands from thewhites way of life has disturbed their old way of living based oncattlebreeding and farming The majority of the Zulues today live in thevillages near by the mines and the cities where they have their workothers work on farms owned by whites The zulu society has lost a lot of its stability But one thing theyhavent lost is the solidarity to their fellow tribe members and they areall very keen on maintaining their old cultur inheritated threwgenerationsThe Zulues are traditionally polygame They live on farms in hutsmade of grass and each and every wife has one or two of the huts one tosleep in an the other one for daily doings But the women havent only gottheir own cabins theyve got their own corn storage and their own fieldstoo But snice there are not to much land available
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