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Ngcobo Meaning

What does Ngcobo mean?
Ngcobo isΒ an isiXhosa name for a sweet grass found in the area.

Ibrahim Surname Meaning, Ibrahim Origin, Ibrahim History

Ibrahim Surname Meaning, Ibrahim Origin, Ibrahim History
The meaning, origin and history of Ibrahim surname is not listed.

This surname is prevalent in Nigeria.

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Mosase Surname Meaning, Mosase Origin, Mosase History

Mosase Surname Meaning, Mosase Origin, Mosase History
The meaning, origin and hisory of Mosase surname is not listed.

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Batsoeneng Clan History & Meaning

Bats’oeneng clan meaning:

Motsoeneng means “a diamond of God”.

Brief history:

Bats’oeneng are the descendants of Bakoena. They venerate the monkey. This is largely based on the circumstances of how Mots’oene conceived. As the story goes, Mots’oene’s mother, who was a barren, was helped to conceive by using herbal medicine abd being in physical contact with the body or skin of a monkey.

i) Mots’oeneng oa ha khiba, leleme le lets’o, le lets’o joalo ke ho koma litlhare! Ngoana ‘Makhiba kokosa srthunya, Motho oa ‘Mashooa!
ii) Mots’oeneng oa ha khiba, leleme le lets’o, le lets’o joalo ke ho koma litlhare! Ahlama, mantsoe a Mantsimane, ahlama ka hanong, re bone, re bone moo u jellang litho tsa batho!
Motho oa ‘Mashooa
iii) Leme le lets’o ke ho koma litlhare. Molula-qhooa oa ma-Tsimane motho oa Khamali
iv) Mots’oeneng oa ma-Tlapa-le-halime! Le halima ke ho sheba thabeng. Ts’oene e rita thabeng, tlapa le lets’o ke ho koma litlhare.
v) Mots’oeneng oa ha khiba le khamali leleme le lets’o ke eng? Leme le lets’o ke ho koma litlhare.

KhongoanaΒ  Surname Meaning & Origin

Khongoana is a surname of Ndebele people living in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. They are related to the Zulus. However, they migrated to Lesotho during Zulu wars (Shaka wars).

Cwele Surname Meaning & Origin

Cwele is a surname found commonly among the Xhosa, Zulu and South Sotho people’s of South Africa. Like many other lineages in the south and south western regions of South Africa, the Cwele surname may have influences from the San and Khoi peoples, who historically inhabited these regions.

Ndlovu Surname Meaning & Origin

Ndlovu Surname Meaning:

Ndlovu is a Zulu clan name, meaning ‘elephant.’ It has a connection with the Afrikaans, ‘Oliphant,’ which has the same meaning. It appears a number of South Africans have adopted the Afrikaans name. There is more than one Ndlovu clan. Zulu clans were named after their founders.

Tshabalala Surname Meaning & Origin

Tshabalala means ‘to disappear’, ‘banish’, ‘decay’ and a ‘shooting star’. The surname originated in Swaziland, but also has ties to kwaZulu, Mpumalanga, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana.

The surname is rumoured to stem from the Nkosi tribe, due to internal conflict caused by the refusal of Mshengu’s (The last born child of Shaka Zulu’s father between, him and the princess of the Nksosi tribe) right to the Nkosi throne.

Mshengu was banished, but when he left some of the Nkosi tribe left with him. Mshengu’s followers where then called Tshabalala. The Tshabalala tribe later became one of the biggest tribes, that even rivalled the Zulu and Nkosi tribes.

The Tshabalala tribe was then nickednamed ‘donga lama vuso’, loosely translated as ‘from the ground a great unshakeable nation rose’.

Ntshembeni Surname Meaning & Origin

Ntshembeni Surname Meaning

The Khumalo clan was divided into three sub clans. Chief Donda governed the Southern Khumalo, his cousin Chief Beje governed the Central Khumalo and his uncle Chief Matshobana (also known as Mashobane), governed the Northern Khumalo.

Matshobana was the son of Mangethe and his mother was MaNxumalo. Matshobane ruled a people, in line with the trend at the time, who were tillers, pastoralists, and hunters. In comparison to most of the Zululand tribes, the Khumalo clan was but a small clan of people.

The Ntshembeni clan originated from the kingdom of Matshobane. The leader of Khumalo clan, father of Mzilikazi who ended as the leader of Matebele after the death of his father and is now in Zimbambwe. The Ntshembeni are an African clan that originated in northern KwaZulu, South Africa. They are the Nguni and are commonly in small towns of Jozini and some are in Mozambique in Maputo and they inhabited the land after escaping the wars of Zulu-Ndwandwe wars which ended in 1879. At the end of the Anglo Zuluwar of 1879 the British government decided to divide the Zulu Kingdom into thirteen regions and to govern each of them they placed Zulu Chiefs (amakhosi) who had shown some form of loyalty to them during the Anglo-Zulu War. The Ntshembeni escaped to Mozambique. They then lived under the rulership of Cam Phumo, a Shangaan chief who lived in the area before the arrival of Lourenço Marques). The Ntshembeni are part of a group of Zulus and Ngunis known as the Mtungwa though during the Shaka Zulu wars (1872) some tribe split and when they returned to claim their land the Ntshembeni changed their surname to Nxumalo (mother of Matshobane) but some were brave to use Ntshembeni. The Khumalo clan had been forced to join the Ndwandwe state due to the power of Zwide rule. Zwide was determined to be the most powerful ruler in Zululand. This resulted in a collision course with Dingiswayo of the Mthethwa, who by now had recruited Tshaka into his army regiments. Zwide was not a great warrior, but he was cunning. Dingiswayo decided to personally lead his army into Zwide territory, he sent command to Tshaka to organise the Zulu army regiments and meet at the present Nongoma.

Dube Surname Meaning

Dube Surname Meaning: The surname Dube means ‘zebra’ in isiNdebele in Zimbabwe. The surname is also widely found in South Africa. In Zimbabwe the surname is borne by the kalanga clan.

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