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  Zulu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shaka Zulu was the illegitimate son of Senzangakona, chief of the Zulus.
Early in the war, the Zulus defeated the British at the Battle of Isandlwana on January 22.
Zulu music incorporates rhythm, melody and harmony — the latter is usually dominant and known as "isigubudu" (which can be translated as converging horns on a beast, with tips touching the animal, a spiralling inward that reflects inner feelings).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zulu   (1983 words)

 Zulu language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zulu (isiZulu in Zulu), is a language of the Zulu people with about 10 million speakers, the vast majority (over 95%) of whom live in South Africa.
Zulu is the most widely spoken home language in South Africa (24% of the population) as well as being understood by over 50% of the population (Ethnologue 2005).
Zulu, like all indigenous Southern African languages, was an oral language until contact with missionaries from Europe, who documented the language using the Latin alphabet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zulu_language   (1425 words)

 Anglo-Zulu War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1861, Umtonga, a brother of Cetshwayo, son of Zulu king Mpande, fled to the Utrecht district, and Cetshwayo assembled an army on that frontier.
On 2 April the main camp was attacked at Gingingdlovu (In the Zulu language it means Swallower of the Elephant, for the British foreigners it was "Gin, Gin, I love you"), the Zulu being repulsed.
Tribal warfare among the Zulu clans was heavily ritualistic and ceremonial until the ascent of the ruthless chieftain Shaka, who adapted and innovated a number of tribal practices that transformed the Zulu from a small, obscure tribe to a major regional power in eastern South Africa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anglo-Zulu_War   (6049 words)

 Zulu People
Zulu architecture is quite complex, and the dress or fashion of the Zulu has been carefully studied.
Rural Zulu raise cattle and farm corn and vegetables for subsistence purposes.
Although the Zulu are officially ruled by the government of South Africa, they often act as a dissenting voice on the national scene.
www.uiowa.edu /~africart/toc/people/Zulu.html   (603 words)

In 1816, Senzangkhona, the chief of the Zulu clan, died.
The Zulu Nation covered a large territory that it included the conquered clan's land and the abandoned land by the fleeing clans.
The Zulus believed in an almighty or supreme being, whom they called Umvelinqangi, which means "the one who is always there." Their Umvelinqangi, they believed, created the universe, but had little to do with day-to-day affairs.
members.tripod.com /izmo/project/zulu.htm   (4360 words)

 Zulu language and pronunciation
Zulu is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages.
The first Zulu Christian booklet Incwadi Yokuqala Yabafundayo was written by Newton Adams, George Newton and Aldin Grout between 1837-8 and explained the spelling of Zulu words and the history of the Old Testament.
The first Zulu version of the bible was produced between 1845-1883 and in 1859 L. Grout published the first Zulu grammar book.
www.omniglot.com /writing/zulu.htm   (174 words)

 Feature: Zulu Blackface! The truth behind the mask   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1917, Zulu King James Robertson, not to be outdone by Rex arriving on a yacht at the foot of Canal Street, had himself rowed through the New Basin Canal in a skiff, the first such occurrence.
Zulu still preserves the practices of throwing favors/throws handed out by the Zulus on Mardi Gras Day include the official Zulu doubloon, the Black Bead, thrown for the first time in 1977, and the infamous Zulu Coconut, also referred to as the "Golden Nugget".
The flface was about a time in the Zulu heritage, a time in their history, when they saw a chance for change and seized it.
www.mardigrasdigest.com /News/Feature_Zulu_Blackface.htm   (2311 words)

 African Tribes - Zulu People
The Zulu believe that they are descendents from a chief from the Congo area, and in the 16th century migrated south picking up many of the traditions and customs of the San who also inhabited this South African area.
Finally, after much of the Zulu area had been given to the British the Zulu people decided as a whole that they didn't want to be under British rule and in 1879 war erupted between the British and the Zulu.
In 1906 another Zulu uprising was lead and the Zulu continue to try to gain back what they consider to be their ancient kingdom.
www.africaguide.com /culture/tribes/zulu.htm   (308 words)

 Civilization III: Civ of the Week
Shaka was no softy, even in Zulu terms; in the early 1820's, he and his army of Impi rolled over opposing tribes in a campaign that would come to be known as "Mfecane" (the Crushing).
During his reign, the Zulu empire was penetrated by Boer settlers, who formed an alliance with Dingane's brother and deposed him in 1840.
The empire survived, but under King Mpande (1840-72) portions of Zulu territory were occupied by the Boers and by the British, who moved into Natal in 1838 and annexed it in 1843.
www.civ3.com /civoftheweek.cfm?civ=Zulu   (812 words)

The Anglo-Zulu War was fought between the Zulus, under Cetshwayo and the British in 1879.
Despite defeating the British at Isandlwana on January 22, the Zulus lost the war at the Battle of Ulundi on July 4.
Zulu people were classed as "fl" in South Africa, and as such were heavily discriminated against.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Zulu   (860 words)

It is the largest exhibition of Zulu material in the United States since the 1970s.
"Zulu" explains how the peoples known today as Zulu have diverse origins, which are expressed in the distinct art styles that the exhibition separates and contrasts.
The opening section explains the subtle anthropomorphism of Zulu spoons and zoomorphism of Zulu, Swazi, and Ngoni headrests, whose shared Nguni links are evident in the cattle symbolism of their headrests.
www.axisgallery.com /exhibitions/zulu   (281 words)

 Zulu Traditions & Culture
The Zulu traditions and culture are as much a way of life as they are a tourist attraction.
The Zulu, which means people of heaven, are a proud nation that treasure their heritage, are friendly and always hospitable; displaying an unyielding loyalty to their inkosi (traditional leader).
There is the rhythmical dance of the smal shield, the fiery motivation body movements of the hunting dance, the symbolizing of the tidal ebb and flow in the Umbhekuzo, the snakelike motion of the umchwayo and the challenging war dance /umghubha) with traditional shield and spear.
www.drakensberg-tourism.com /zulu-culture-traditions.html   (676 words)

Chard stands his ground against an army of 4000 Zulu warriors despite advice of missionaries and the other officers in his command.
The regiment, except for a company of about 140 men (left to defend a small hospital-outpost at Rorke's Drift) were surrounded and destroyed by 20,000 Zulu's at the great rock of Isandhlwana on January 22, 1879.
Well over 2,000 Zulus were killed in the attack, but only fifty-five British soldiers survived the massacre.
stevenscommand.tripod.com /sneakpeek2/id38.html   (223 words)

The Foxtrot is a Russian submarine of the Zulu class, build during 1952 - 1955 in Leningrad and Serodvinsk, Soviet Union.
The early Zulu boats were used for trials with missiles (V-2 and Scud).
The Zulu V class is capable of launching two guided missiles while surfaced.
www.heiszwolf.com /subs/foxtrot/Zulu.html   (206 words)

 Zulu (1964)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Trivia: Because the Zulus who were playing the extras in the film had never seen a movie, Stanley Baker held an outdoor screening of a Gene Autry movie for them so they would have an idea of what movies were all about.
I've seen Zulu so many times since it was first released that I have lost count.
The way that Zulu culture/social psychology is compared with that of the British soldiers is also deft and insightful.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0058777   (696 words)

 Zulu Culture
To Zulu women, caring for the children and for the elderly is a fulfilling job.
According to the Zulu culture, the elderly are supposed to be looked after by their daughters-in-law and the grandchildren.
Zulu beadwork encompasses a symbolic language that may include reprimands and warnings, messages of love, and encouragement.
www.humnet.ucla.edu /aflang/zulu/culture.html   (1535 words)

 Welcome to The Official site of The Universal Zulu Nation
He was also the first to recognize the cultural significance of hip-hop by founding the Zulu Nation, an organization that instilled resistance of the thug life (Bam himself had been a youthful member of the notorious Black Spades street gang) in favor of peace, unity and the pursuit of knowledge through music.
Today, the Universal Zulu Nation boasts chapters in dozens of countries and is the driving force behind a long list of community initiatives, including the declaration of the month of November as Hip-Hop History Month.
This mental connection through sound, as fellow DJ and Zulu Nation brother DXT tells it, is where Bam's accumulated experience as the oft-proclaimed Godfather of Hip-Hop gains him the respect and trust of his contemporaries.
www.zulunation.com /afrika.html   (5997 words)

 Talking about "Tribe"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Zulu in South Africa, whose name and common identity was forged by the creation of a powerful state less than two centuries ago, and who are a bigger group than French Canadians, are called a tribe.
Zulu identity in South Africa is historical, not static.
Before the nineteenth century, "Zulu" was the clan name of the kings of a small kingdom, which was tributary to the Mthethwa kingdom.
www.africaaction.org /bp/ethall.htm   (5649 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Zulu [1964]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zulu tells the story on an epic scale, bringing to life the heroism, courage, loyalty and sacrifice of those desperate hours.
The zulus are shown to be intelligent and barve, as are the British.
The Zulus are portrayed as noble warriors fighting for their land, and aren't demonised as "bloody savages" like native americans sadly seem to be in some films.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000059H27   (1172 words)

HRH Princess Ntandoyesizwe Zulu (by Queen Mantfombi), born 1976, married 10th July 2004 at Pongola in kwaZulu-Natal and 17th July 2004 at Zeerust, Kgosi Oupa Mmutsi Moilwa of the baHurusthe bagaMoilwa.
HRH Princess Nomkhosi Zulu (by Queen Mantfombi), born 1978, engaged to Melusi Moyo, a Gauteng businessman.
Princess Nonhlanhla Zulu (by Priscilla), married, Prince Makhosana Klaas Mahlangu of the Ndzundza-Mabhoko.
www.uq.net.au /~zzhsoszy/states/southafrica/zulu.html   (1157 words)

 South Africa Safari Lodge Zulu Nyala
The Zulu Nyala Country Manor is a mere 10-minute drive from Africa's economic power house, Johannesburg, and is idealy suited to business travellers and coferences.
Zulu Nyala has been the chosen location for many Hollywood producers.
Recently, director Hugh Hudson, chose Zulu Nyala as the ideal location for his movie "I dreamed of Africa".
www.zulunyala.com   (179 words)

 History of the Anglo-Zulu war   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Zulu kingdom had first emerged early in the nineteenth century, with its heartland lying along the eastern seaboard of southern Africa, north of modern Durban.
The Zulus managed to cut Col. Pearson's right-flank column off from the border, and Pearson's men were besieged for three months at Eshowe.
The defeat of the Zulu king's forces in two actions, at either end of the country, and within days of each other, demoralised the Zulu, and proved to be the turning point of the war.
www.kwazulu.co.uk   (846 words)

 rorkesdriftvc.com - Zulu
The film 'Zulu' was made in 1964, starring Sir Stanley Baker as Chard, Sir Michael Caine as Bromhead.
The film which was co-produced by Sir Stanley Baker and Cy Endfield with music by John Barry (who also wrote music for the James Bond films) and it still remains to me one of the most dramatic and gripping films ever made.
There were two parties who warned the post of the possible approach of the Zulus and told of the events at Isandhlwana.
rorkesdriftvc.com /zulu.htm   (985 words)

Umzansi performs a style of Zulu ngoma dancing, the practice of which ranges from a dance of protest to one of competition.
He is captain of Umzansi Zulu Dance and one of the renowned dancers and composers of the Msinga district of KwaZulu-Natal.
Zulu ngoma dancing, of which Umzansi is a sub-style, is performed recreationally by migrant men in the cities and in rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal at homecoming times.
shc.stanford.edu /shc/2001-2002/zulu.html   (338 words)

 Amazon.com: Zulu: DVD: Stanley Baker,Jack Hawkins,Ulla Jacobsson,James Booth,Michael Caine,Nigel Green,Ivor ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zulu is one of the greatest historical action movies ever made, and one of the great war movies.
Zulu is the greatest achievement of the career of British actor Stanley Baker, who co-produced with US-born, formerly fllisted director Cy Endfield.
the zulu's mass for the attack at the drift as officers baker and caine fight about how to get ready for the attack.the drama is a little cliche at times but with over half the film being the attack it does not drag the movie down.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008PC13?v=glance   (2378 words)

 Zulu - Flash RIA platform with XUL support
Zulu is a layout engine for producing rich cross-platform user interfaces, using XUL standard and Flash MX technology to speed up the development process, hence minimizing time to market.
Targeting primarily the web developer community, Zulu was designed to smooth the transition from yesterday's limited HTML-based user interfaces into the world of rich Internet applications.
Combining the flexibility of XML with the power of Flash MX, Zulu simplifies and accelerates the development process while improving interface usability and performance.
zulu.netspedition.com /zulu/main/overview.shtml   (180 words)

 Zulu War , zulu war
The men in the yard and on the front wall were dangerously exposed to the fire of Zulu marksmen posted in the rocky terraces on Shiyane (Oskarsberg) hill behind the post.
Once the veranda at the front of the hospital had been abandoned, the Zulus had mounted a determined attack on the building itself, setting fire to the thatched roof with spears tied with burning grass.
Shortly after 6pm Chard decided that the Zulu pressure was too great, and ordered a withdrawal to a barricade of biscuit boxes which had been hastily erected across the yard, from the corner of the store-house to the front mealie-bag wall.
www.zuluwar.com   (1037 words)

 Zulu Translation - Translate Zulu Language Translator
LeoSam Translations's Zulu translation teams are professional linguists performing translation from English to Zulu and Zulu to English for a variety of documents in various industries including:
Zulu is the most spoken language in South Africa and became one of South Africa's 11 official languages at the end of apartheid.
Zulu is an agglutinative language which is part of the Nguni subfamily of the Bantu family of languages.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/zulu.shtml   (325 words)

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