Xaba Clan Names History and Origin

Named Xaba, these individuals typically possess an abundant and charming personality, with natural leadership abilities. Attracting others who value altruism and openness tends to be their specialty.

Africans tend to identify with clans, known as izithakazelo. Here we explore several Xaba-related clans.

Xaba Clan Names

  1. Xaba
  2. Zulu
  3. Swazi
  4. Ndebele
  5. Mthethwa
  6. Ndlovu
  7. Khumalo
  8. Ntuli
  9. Mthembu
  10. Ngcobo
  11. Nxumalo
  12. Cele
  13. Dlamini
  14. Gumede
  15. Shabalala
  16. Zungu
  17. Mkhize
  18. Majozi
  19. Hlongwane
  20. Zwane


Mthethwa-born individuals possess an ability to express themselves verbally. Additionally, they tend to be kind-hearted individuals who can help others without expecting anything in return – traits which make them great friends. But Mthethwa should exercise restraint when commenting or offering opinions when not relevant – their life lesson lies in understanding the power of words.

The Mthethwa were a small village and chieftaincy to the south of Mfolozi River in present-day KwaZulu-Natal in Southern Africa that gained prominence during the 18th and early 19th centuries by absorbing smaller villages into their ruling structure, as well as maintaining close ties with surrounding chieftaincies such as those to their west such as Zulu kingdom.

Mthethwa is one of the 5,466 most frequently occurring surnames worldwide and can be found more commonly than any other country or territory in South Africa, where it ranks first for first names as well. Stellies FC would like to keep him, yet may struggle finding another team willing to pay the high transfer fee that will accompany retaining such an established player.


Langa is one of Cape Town’s oldest informal settlements, established during the Bubonic Plague to house African people considered public health risks. It takes its name from Langalibalele who was imprisoned on Robben Island for rebellion against Government in 1873 – today Langa comprises numerous informal settlements including Joe Slovo settlement.

Halakahla (s.k.) refers to a harrow or tree being pulled by a dog (ace.).

Nondyebo Vazi is one of many residents living in Langa Township who volunteered their experiences for a project run by the HSRC in collaboration with local NGO iKhaya. Her research will be used to create a book which will soon be published and made available at the library of Langa Township. Stories have also been recorded from residents from Chang, Sangtam, Kheamniungan – who fled their villages due to a change of circumstances or simply because it could no longer stay behind – who migrated into Langa after they could no longer stay where they previously were living before.


Zwide kaLanga was the ruler of Ndwandwe nation from approximately 1805-1820. He was the son of Langa kaXaba, one of Nxumalo’s powerful rulers, and ambitiously desired to expand Nxumalo supremacy; Dingiswayo, ruler of Mthethwa under Shaka kaSenzangakhona himself became his rival and protege.

Shaka battled Zwide in many battles before eventually defeating him at Gqokli Hill in 1818 and driving him out of Malawi and Zimbabwe with his army, known now as amaJere.

When greeting a crowd, members of the Zwide clan usually start by greeting it by calling out “nina bakaZwide”A (you descendents of Zwide). Next they give a short history of their clan. This welcomes newcomers into the community, helping them feel welcome while ultimately becoming active citizens themselves. At Kolisi Foundation this approach forms the core of our mission and forms the basis of Siya Phakama – our latest project which seeks to tackle multifaceted township youth challenges by providing physical education, malnutrition as well as academic and life skills training programs.


One type of non-human lifeform known as an embryo (Sw. nguza; animal embryo). Compare with Punyu; an aborted foetus.

See I-Ndokoxa for further explanation.

Ndiyaza (pronounced I-ndiezza) is a term that refers to any place inhabited by an indigenous population that uses language from that region of Africa as their mother tongue.

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(Central Native). — see Nguzo (same spelling).

This clan’s females are known as Mhlabawadabukas, taking their name from the mud-brick houses they constructed. Historically, Mhlabawadabukas were hunters and gatherers; today, however, they are also widely recognized as experts at using clay for building structures such as homes.

Mhlabawadabukas are well-renowned for their weaving abilities. This tribe hails from southern Zambia and are thought to have moved north over time, where many still reside today. Their main source of income comes from selling traditional baskets sold as shop merchandise in Lusaka’s shops; additionally they’ve long been prized as some of the best artisans in Zambia due to their unparalleled talent in weaving them with pottery or weaving beads; an industry important in the region.


Manukuza belonged to the AbeNguni tribe of Zwangendaba. He was Gasa’s brother and half brother to Soshangane; both men led groups of villagers from Tshaka towards safety in northern areas.

After his misfortune on the battle field, Nomahlanjana joined other members of AbeNguni clans who fled Natal and settled near Nkomati River in northern Mpumalanga Province – Nomahlanjana had five sons – Nomahlanjana, Mbejwa, Sixobana and Nombengula being among them.

As soon as he arrived at his new settlement, he discovered that all the existing villagers were AbeNguni as well. Quickly building a large kraal to establish his authority, they quickly came to respect and crown him king of AbeNguni tribe.

The AbeNguni were in constant conflict with the Zulus, helping defeat Tshaka while receiving protection in return in terms of land and cattle from them. Over time, this community transformed itself into the Matabele people. Today it’s almost impossible to find anyone among their ranks with pure Zulu bloodlines.

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