Bantu Migration

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Bantu-Speaking peoples
Bantu means the people. Early Africans who spread culture and language. Originally inhabited savanna
in Nigeria. Spread to Kenya to South Africa.
Causes of Migration
Bantu speakers move to find farmland, flee growing Sahara. They moved to find new farmland. 1500
years, they reached the tip of Africa.
Effect of Migration
Bantu speakers drive out some inhabitants, intermix with others. Language united Africa.
Effects of Migration
Positive or negative.
1. Population density
2. Ideas and technologies
3. Clashes between groups.
4. Famines
5. Unemployment and poverty
Migration
Permanent move to a new place based on Environment, Economy, or Politics.
Migration Begins
Bantu speakers migrate south and east starting about 3000 BC. Used to slash and burn technique.
Smelted iron.
Migration Push Pull Factors
Push
1.Climate weather
2. Unemployment
3. War
Pull
1. Abundant Land
2. Employment
3. Political/religious freedom
When you move from one place to another
This is called migration.
Tracing Migration through language
A Bantu Language is the first language of nearly 1/3 of all Africans.
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