The Pedi , also baPedi or Bapedi , are a Bantu people native to South Africa and a part of the Sotho people . Most of the Bapedi live in the north of South Africa in the Limpopo Province . Their language is North Sotho , which is also called Sepedi or, to simplify, Pedi. It is one of the eleven official languages of the Republic of South Africa.
The most famous rulers of the Bapedi in the 19th century are Sekwati and his son Sekhukhune . After several unsuccessful attempts, the British and Boers were able to defeat Sekhukhune in 1879, thus subjugating the Bapedi and asserting the colonial and settlement areas they claimed.
- Ulrich van der Heyden : Studies on the socio-economic development status and the tribal organization of the Pedi in Transvaal (South Africa) on the eve of their colonial subjugation. In: Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift, No. 4, Berlin 1986, pp. 569–594.
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- History of Bapedi at bapedikingdom.co.za (English)