The Native Tribes of the Transvaal (Classic Reprint) by Great Britain. War Office Online

The Native Tribes of the Transvaal (Classic Reprint)
Title : The Native Tribes of the Transvaal (Classic Reprint)
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ISBN : 9781330493427
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 168

Excerpt from The Native Tribes of the TransvaalThere are many proofs of the antiquity of man in South Africa, though it has not yet been determined whether it has been the home of human beings as long as Europe. It is surmised that the Bushmen were the earliest inhabitants. These were a yellow-skinned race, pigmies in stature, and very low down in the scale of civilisationExcerpt from The Native Tribes of the TransvaalThere are many proofs of the antiquity of man in South Africa, though it has not yet been determined whether it has been the home of human beings as long as Europe. It is surmised that the Bushmen were the earliest inhabitants. These were a yellow-skinned race, pigmies in stature, and very low down in the scale of civilisation. Next came the Hottentots, another yellow people, but of medium size, and vastly superior in every way to the Bushmen. Whence they came is unknown, but it is thought they are the offspring of some male intruders* of a light brown or yellow race, who took to themselves women of Bushman blood.Then, at a period not exactly known, but believed to be some hundreds of years, before the commencement of the Christian era, a gradual pressure of the Bantu tribes of Central Africa, into the southern part of the Continent, began to take place. Though these tribes crossed the Zambesi so long ago, it is certain that they did not extend South of the Limpopo, until a much later date. The traditions of all the tribes south of that river, none of which can be more than a few centuries old, point to a distant Northern origin, and in some instances, particulars are given which prove the tradi tions to be in that respect correct.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


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