Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape (iMpuma-Koloni in Xhosa, Oos-Kaap in Afrikaans) is one of South Africa’s provinces. Bhisho is the capital, but East London and Gqeberha are the two major cities.

It was founded in 1994 from the Xhosa homelands or bantustans of Transkei and Ciskei, as well as the eastern half of the Cape Province, and is the country’s second-largest province (at 168,966 km2). The indigenous Xhosa people have traditionally lived in the province’s centre and eastern regions. In 1820, Europeans from England and Scotland, as well as some from Ireland, began to settle in this area.

The Xhosa Kingdom was one of Africa’s most powerful kingdoms, with all of the Eastern Cape’s nations as tributaries. Anyone who acknowledged the Xhosa Kingdom as Paramouncy became a Xhosa, practised Xhosa culture, and spoke isiXhosa as their primary language. AmaMpondo, AbaThembu, AmaMpondomise, AmaHlubi, AmaBhaca, AmaXesibe, AmaBomvana, and more tribes are among those who belong to the Xhosa people.

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