Account of the tribal life and customs of the Xhosa in 1807

  • 117 Pages
  • 0.32 MB
  • English
Balkema , Cape Town
Xhosa (African pe
Other titlesKaffirs of the south coast of Africa.
Statementtranslated by Dr. William Fehr from the original manuscript in German of The Kaffirs of the south coast of Africa.
ContributionsFehr, William, 1892-1968, tr.
LC ClassificationsDT764.X6 A633
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 117 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5671989M
LC Control Number68132280

Account of the tribal life and customs of the Xhosa in Cape Town, Balkema, (OCoLC) Online version: Alberti, Ludwig, Account of the tribal life and customs of the Xhosa in Cape Town, Balkema, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ludwig Alberti; William Fehr.

Ludwig Alberti's Account of the Tribal Life & Customs of the Xhosa in De Luxe Limited Edition- Full Leather 32 of copies. Published: a, Cape Town, First Edition- Edition: First Edition-Signed-Limited. Alberti's Account of the Xhosa inbeing a translation from the original German manuscript by Dr William Fehr, with 4 colour plates and 3 engravings.

Preface by Frank Bradlow, biographical sketch by Dr W.J. de Kock. Hard cover, pp. Full leather, gilt title and decoration on spine and front cover. De Luxe binding, Limited Edition 24/ The Xhosa people have a range of cultural customs that they adhere by; some traditional practices include the initiation of males when they are of age, which involves them going to initiation school (‘the mountain’), receiving sacred teachings from their elders and emerging as men.

The Xhosa nation is made up of tribes and clans. Clans are groups of families with different surnames but sharing one clan name. For example, Radebe is the clan, but the nation is called AmaHlubi. The clan name is the name of the first ancestor or family that gave birth to the clan.

Clans make up tribes and tribes make up nations. From inside the book. What people are John Henderson Soga Limited preview - The Ama-Xosa: Life and Customs John Henderson Soga Snippet view - The Ama-Xosa: Life and Customs present principal race regard respect right-hand River round royal rule secure side sometimes spirits supposed taken term things took tribal tribe.

Xhosa, a group of mostly related peoples living primarily in Eastern Cape province, South Africa. They form part of the southern Nguni and speak mutually intelligible dialects of Xhosa, a Bantu language of the Niger-Congo family.

In addition to the Xhosa proper, for whom the entire group was named. Account of the Tribal Life & Customs of the Xhosa intrans. William Fe hr (Cape Town, ), p. 39, denied that it was a religious act, as did Revd H.H.

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Dugmore, see Maclean’s Compendium, p. Tiyo Soga asserted, ‘It is a civil and not a religious rite.’. ALBERTI L. / Account of the Tribal Life and Customs of the ated by Dr. William Fehr, Cape Town: Balkema. Google Scholar. BIBLIOGRAPHY Automobile Association, RSA.

South African book of the road. Cape Town: AA The Motorist Publishers. Alberti. Account of the tribal life and customs of the Xhosa in   I give you Xhosa myth.(Pronounced with a click in native Xhosa language but ‘Khosa’ or ‘Cosa’ in romanized form.” The Xhosa people are various tribes in current South Africa sharing an almost identical language, culture, rituals and myths.

The Xhosa people are second most populous natives of South Africa after Zulus. The ama-Xhosa Life & Customs by John Henderson Soga in the Africana category was sold for R on 16 Feb at by old_grouse_bag in Pietermaritzburg (ID) Already have an account.

Ludwig Alberti`s Account of the Tribal Life and Customs of the Xhosa in William Fehr. R Ends 30 Nov Books shelved as xhosa: Frontiers: The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People by Noel Mostert, The Nations's Bounty: The Xho.

The Xhosa culture has a traditional dress code informed by the individuals social standing portraying different stages of life. The 'red blanket people' (Xhosa people) have a custom of wearing red blankets dyed with red ochre, the intensity of the colour varying from tribe to tribe.

Other clothing includes beadwork and printed fabrics. The Xhosa, also often called the "Red Blanket People", are of Nguni stock, like the Zulu. The name Xhosa is a generalised term for a diversity of proud clans, the Pondo, Bomvana, Thembu and the Xhosa tribe itself.

Red and the orange of ochre were the traditional colours of the Xhosa. The Xhosa tribe has remained famous for the bravura and a wide range of their bead works. Traditionally, the woman’s life stages were reflected on ornamentations and garments.

His perspective on his people's history and culture is therefore distinctive. Conscious of the effects of modernity on Xhosa traditions, he published this work of social anthropology in to record their way of life as distinct from other tribal communities in South s: 1.

Including genealogies of the main tribes, and tracing their traditions, beliefs and conflicts, the work first appeared in this English version inhaving been translated by the author from his native language.

His equally authoritative work of social anthropology, The Ama-Xosa: Life and Customs (), is also reissued in this series.3/5(1). For most people, the culture, traditions, and even the existence of the Xhosa people would have remained unknown were it not for the death of anti-apartheid activist Nelson gh the world will mourn his loss for years to come, with the event of his passing, he gave us one last gift by opening up our eyes to the unique funerary traditions upheld by his people.

To those who read this book, history will not look the same again. Ludwig Alberti's Account of the Tribal Life and Customs of the Xhosa in Ludwig Alberti's Account of the Tribal Life. Account of the tribal life and customs of the Xhosa in [] Nähere und augsgebreitetere Nachrichten von denen einen Theil der Suedlichen Kueste von Afrika bewohnenden Kaffern.

English. by % in the past 10 years.2,13 Most are Xhosa speaking, and 13many still follow traditional customs. During the circumcision season, many initiates are seen in the local clinics and the district hospital as a result of complications related to circumcisions.

These Xhosa initiates often find. Xhosa elders and all the known wise men who knew the Xhosa laws & customs across Xhosa land were summoned to Komkhulu (The great place - in the present day town of Butterworth) to solve this problem. It has been said in the Xhosa oral history that, it was one old man by the name of Majeke who came with a solution to that problem.

The Xhosa people speak a language called "Xhosa" which is known as a "click" language, having three basic clicks, borrowed from the Khoisan languages.

Xhosa peoples were well established by the time of the Dutch arrival in the midth century, and occupied much of eastern South Africa from the Fish River to land inhabited by Zulu-speakers. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

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Nelson Mandela was a member of the Xhosa tribe which is part of the Nguni people. The Xhosa are proud people who believe in the importance of laws, education, and courtesy. About the Zulu Language.

IsiZulu, more commonly shorted to Zulu, is one of the 11 official languages of this country. 10 million people speak the language and most of them live in South is the home language of about % of South Africans; while as many as half of the local population understands it.

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Brand new Book. Son of Tiyo Soga, the first black South African to be ordained, John Henderson Soga () was a Xhosa minister and scholar. Like his father, he was one of the first of his people to be educated in Europe and to marry a European woman. Aug 1, - Explore Ledama Historia's board "Xhosa", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Xhosa, African culture, African pins. Xhosa. ETHNONYMS: Xhosa speakers, Cape Nguni, Southern Nguni, South Eastern Bantu.

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Orientation. Identification and Location. Xhosa-speaking people live mostly in the rural and urban areas of the Eastern Cape Province in the Republic of South rural area covers the region stretching from the Umtamvuna River in the east to the Great Fish River in the west, the Indian Ocean in the south.As part of our #TribeTuesday today, we move away from cultural fashion and learn a bit about our African languages; the Xhosa language to be exact!

According to the South African History Institute, the Xhosa people are the second largest cultural group in South Africa, after the Zulu-speaking nation; which would explain why isiXhosa is one of the most common languages in the country!This disaster was named Nongqawuse, after a young Xhosa girl who was regarded as an amagqirha (prophetess).

Inshe had a vision of the warriors of old. Their message to her was to tell her people, who were the original Xhosa tribe, that they had to destroy all their cattle and crops, after which fatter herds and better crops would arise from the earth to replenish the losses.