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Xhosa - South Africa

Xhosa people are a Bantu ethnic group from South Africa. The name “Xhosa” comes from that of a legendary leader and King called uXhosa. There are approximately 8 million Xhosa people in South Africa, and the Xhosa language is the countries second most-populous language in the country, after Zulu. 

Xhosa women have a history of wearing traditional head wraps, that would increase in size as the woman aged. For special events, the head wraps would be even large and more elaborate than usual. 

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Miriam Makeba - Qongqothwane (The Click Song) 

South African singer Miriam Makeba performs The Click Song in the Dutch VARA TV studios, september 1979.

#Prompted by off-line reactions to the “Saartjie Baartman cake” by Xhosa and Coloured people .Incoko phanhle ka tumblr…