Bantu people are the speakers of Bantu languages, comprising several hundred indigenous ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa, spread over a vast area from Central Africa across the African Great Lakes to Southern Africa Linguistically, Bantu languages belong to the Southern Bantoid branch of Benue–Congo, one of the language families grouped within the Niger–Congo phylum.
- It should be news to no one that American refugee policies favor the Bantu peoples of Africa over its Boers.
- Article by Ilana Mercer published in the Townhall on the 10th of August 2018
- We, the so-called Bantu speaking South Africans, came from the North, from the Great Lakes, we over-ran territory here which was occupied by the Khoi and the San. There was no title, we just occupied that land, we were not even the original residents here. The people we call Baroa, the People of the South – Ba boroa, the People of the South, it’s the Khoi, the people we found here.
- Mosiuoa Lekota (leader of the South African COPE political party) speaking to Radio 702 in April 2017
- Far more important to a student of South African history than information upon either the Bushmen or the Hottentots is knowledge of the people termed by us the Bantu, because the former are nearly extinct, while the latter to-day outnumber by more than threefold all the other inhabitants of the country put together, and are still increasing at a marvelous rate. The Bantu tribes of Africa south of the Zambesi vary so greatly in appearance, in speech, in customs, and in intellect, that it is evident they do not form one homogeneous race, still the manner of construction of the various dialects in use by them being the same, and one ruling tenet in the religion of them all being identical, they can be classed as a family group by themselves.
- Introductory description by George McCall Theal in his Ethnography and Condition of South Africa Before A.D. 1505 P143 published in 1919.
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