These Bantu are still heathen and nearly all are agriculturists.
All these mixed Bantu peoples are immigrants at various periods from beyond the Zambezi.
ZIMBABWE, a Bantu name, probably derived from the two words zimba (" houses") and mabgi (" stones"), given to certain ruins in South-East Africa.
(For the Zulu speech, see Bantu Languages.) Towns.
It may confidently be dated to a period not earlier than the 14th or 15th century A.D., and attributed to the same Bantu people the remains of whose stone-fenced kraals are found at so many places between the Limpopo and the Zambezi.