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Date of birth unknown; died in 1843. Supreme leader (inkosi) of the union of Zulu tribes from 1828 to 1840.

In the 1830’s, Dingaan led the Zulus in their armed struggle against the Boer and English colonizers. The Zulu troops inflicted a series of defeats on the Boers, but they were ultimately beaten by the English and Boers in December 1838 in the Inkom River valley. As a result of the Zulu War of 1838-40, the southern part of the country was annexed. In 1840, Dingaan was overthrown by his brother Upanda, a puppet of the Boer colonizers. Dingaan fled to Swaziland, where he was murdered.


Potekhin, I. I. Formirovanie natsional’noi obshchnosti iuzhnoafrikanskikh bantu. Moscow, 1955.
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47) wat volledig lui: "Koeblai Khan : septerkop / Dingaan : kierieknop / Daan : besemstok".
Stories of the Great Trek, of the circling of the wagons to defend against Dingaan, of the leadership of Pier Retief, of the brave death of young Dirkie Uys, who in April 1838 chose to stay with his dying father and face the Zulus when the rest of the surviving Boers fled, were central to an Afrikaner national identity in the late Victorian period, even for Afrikaners who were not Boers, or up-country farmers, and who lived in the cities of the Cape rather than the republics.
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