Bantu Migration


The Bantu migration from their origins in southern West Africa saw a gradual population movement sweep through the central, eastern, and southern parts of the continent starting in the mid-2nd millennium BCE and finally ending before 1500 CE. With them, the Bantu brought new technologies and skills such as cultivating high-yield crops and iron-working which produced more efficient tools and weapons.

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  • c. 2000 BCE - c. 1500 CE
    The Bantu Migration occurs in Africa starting from southern West Africa and slowly spreading southwards to finally reach South Africa.