We have three official tribes in Limpopo, Vatsonga, Vhavenda and Bapedi people. Below we have gathered some of their traditional dresses and we would like to check on who gets the most votes on WHO WORE THEIR TRADITIONAL DRESSES BETTER. Firstly, we’ll start with:
The Vatsonga people are a Bantu ethnic group mainly found in the Northern part of South Africa and Mpumalanga.They speak Xitsonga which is a Southern Bantu language. There is a very small number of Tsonga people are also found in the Southern Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Northern Swaziland.
The Vhavenda people first settled down in the Soutpansberg Mountains where they built their first capital, D’zata. As with most of the other peoples of South Africa the Venda (VhaVenda) came from the Great Lakes of Central Africa. Venda culture has an interesting mix of other cultures – it appears to have incorporated a variety of East African, Central African, Nguni, and Sotho characteristics.
The Bapedi tribe (also known as Pedi and Basotho) arose from small chiefdoms that were formed before the 17th century. They were defeated in the 19th century by the armies of Mzilikazi, the king who founded the Matabele kingdom.
The Bapedi tribe practices the ancestral customs. The Malopo ritual is the most ritual of understanding the Bapedi culture. This is overall called go phasa. This ritual usually involves the animal sacrifice or the presenting of beer by the most key figure family member called Kgadi. Some slaughter goats or cows when they need to communicate with their ancestors while some use snuff and tlhotlwa (African traditional beer). Ancestors may come to you via a spiritual power and give you strength to heal through ditaola (bones).
Balobedu (BaLodzwi/Bathobolo) is a southern African tribe and an ethnic group found in Limpopo. They were initially known as BaKwebo (wild pigs). The name “bolobedu” means place of tribute, go loba/lobela. Hence BaLobedu are people who receive tribute from others. They have their own kingdom, the Balobedu Kingdom, within the Limpopo Province of South African with a female ruler, the Rain Queen Modjadji. Their population is distributed in around Mopani and Vhembe regions of Limpopo.
Comment with your best tribe based on the dresses on the list.