Shaka (shäˈkä) [key], d. 1828, paramount chief (1818–28) of the Zulus. He organized an army of some 40,000, and after reducing many enemy peoples to vassalage, he subjugated all of what is now KwaZulu-Natal. Shaka was murdered by his half-brother, Dingane. His name is also spelled Chaka.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Shaka from Fact Monster:
- Chaka - Chaka: Chaka: see Shaka.
- Zululand: Bibliography - Bibliography See S. Taylor, Shaka's Children: A History of the Zulu People (1996).
- Ndebele - Ndebele Ndebele or Matabele, Bantu-speaking people inhabiting Matabeleland North and South, W ...
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Ladysmith Black Mambazo Ladysmith Black Mambazo , choral group formed in 1965 in Ladysmith, South ...
- KwaZulu-Natal: History - History In the early 19th cent. the area was inhabited primarily by Bantu-speaking Zulu people. In ...