Region: Southern Africa
Area: 1,221,037 km2
Coast line: Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean
Capital: Cape Town
The Zulu (Zulu: amaZulu) are the largest South African ethnic group, with an estimated 1011 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal-South Africa. Small numbers also live in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique. Their language, Zulu, is a Bantu language; more specifically, part of the Nguni subgroup. The Zulu Kingdom played a major role in South African history during the 19th and 20th centuries. Under apartheid, Zulu people were classed as third-class citizens and suffered from state-sanctioned discrimination. They remain today the most numerous ethnic group in South Africa, and now have equal rights along with all other citizens.
Zulu sangomas (diviners)