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Title:The Hambukushu Migrations to Ngamiland
Author:Larson, Thomas J.ISNI
Periodical:African Social Research
Geographic term:Botswana
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Urbanization and Migration
Abstract:A historical survey of a number of disrupting factors, which have led to migrations of Hambukushu refugees from the former Barotse kingdom to the Rep. of Botswana, since 1750 up to now. The main contributing factors concerned internal political factors and external factors as well: a feud with another Lozi group, the division of the territory by European powers, the decimation of the people by the slave trade, the dissension created by the intrigue of rival chiefs of possession of the rain-medicine, interference by missionaries and Eur. administrations with tribal customs, and the recent persecution by Portuguese troops in Angola. Concerning the impact of the migrations on changes of Hambukushu culture, a number of events are mentioned by which social change, set in motion by missionaries and tradesmen in the beginning of the 20th century, was accelerated in the sixties. One map with an outline of the Hambukushu migrations, notes, ref.