A short chronicle of warfare in South Africa

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Abstract


Khoisan Wars Khoisan is the collective name for the South
African people known as Hottentots and Bushmen. It is compounded from
the first part of Khoi Khoin (men of men) as the Hottentots called
themselves, and San, the names given by the Hottentots to the Bushmen.
The Hottentots and Bushmen were the first natives Dutch colonist
encountered in South Africa. Both had a relative low cultural
development and may therefore be grouped. The Colonists fought two wars
against the Hottentots while the struggle against the Bushmen was manned
by casual ranks on the colonist farms.

Keywords


Khoisan Wars; The KhoiKhoi Wars; The Frontier War (1779-1878); San Wars (1668-1861); Pedi-Civil War (1861)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5787/16-3-452

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