The people over whom he ruled seem to have been the Bantu tribe of the Makalanga in the neighbourhood of Sofala.
As the Bantu vary in aspect, so do they also in intelligence.
It should be superfluous to say that the Bantu myth cannot possibly throw any tight on the real origin of totemism.
To the south of the Congo the various Bantu tribes are still little known.
But in most of the Bantu tribes this totem idea does not exist as a worship.
The languages of the various Bantu tribes have strong affinities.
He found an abundance of ivory and some gold and heard that the inhabitants of Kilwa had gained victories over the Zenji or Bantu.
This conception is, as far as I know, constant in both Negro and Bantu.
The Bantu verb consists of a practically unchangeable root which is employed as the second person singular of the imperative.
The Bantu tribes were healthy and vigorous, but they were rarely at peace.
1862, applied to south African language group in the 1850s by German linguist Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek (1827-1875), from native Ba-ntu "mankind," from ba-, plural prefix, + ntu "a man, person." Bantustan in a South African context is from 1949.