Zimbabwe Essay

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History of Zimbabwe

Many years ago, groups of hunters organized together and lived in the area now known as
Zimbabwe. Over time this group of hunters were slowly taken over by a more powerful
group of people called the Shona who spoke on of the many Bantu languages. The Shona
moved in to Zimbabwe around the time of Christ. They raised livestock and farmed on land
that they used the slash and burn technique to clear.

By 1500 A.D. Zimbabwe was ruled by the Shona by kings known as Munhumutapa's. These
rulers ruled until about the 17th century when Changamire and Rozwi kingdomes threatened
their power. The Rozwi kingdom conquiered the Shoni and ruled Zimbabwe for about 100
years. The kingdom lost all organization and plumited leavind small groups of shoni
people to rule Zimbabwe.

Later the Ndebele moved in to help establish a better ruling with the Shoni peoples. At
first the Shoni and settlers that were just passing through. Even when white settlers
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