celtic b-black white-01South Africa is a multi-ethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages (it has 11 official languages!) and religions with a population of 52 million. Accordingly, traditional clothing found in South Africa is very diverse.

The ten most famous South African tribes are the Ndebele, Pedi, Pondo (Mpondo, Phondo), Sotho, Swazi (Swati), Tsonga (Shangaan), Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu. During the seventeenth century, Dutch colonists from the Netherlands (known as Boers) settled in South Africa. Their descendants have a traditional costume which is like that of 19th century European fashions.

Ndebele
Ndebele
Pedi
Pedi
Pondo
Pondo
Sotho
Sotho
Swazi
Swazi
Tsonga
Tsonga
Tswana
Tswana
Xhosa
Xhosa
Zulu
Zulu
Boer
Boer

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa

http://answersafrica.com/south-african-tribes.html

 

Pictures

Ndebele – http://local-moda.blogspot.de/2013/10/traditional-dress-and-adornments-of.html

Pedi – http://safari.viawias.com/lesedi.html

Pondo – https://www.cardcow.com/282702/pondo-men-women-tribal-dress-africa/

Sotho – http://www.joburg-archive.co.za/2008/budget/speech08_gallery.html

Swazi – http://www.southafrica.diplo.de/Vertretung/suedafrika/en/09__Lesotho__Swazi/S/Swazil__PG.html

Tsonga – https://jozichic.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/back-to-thy-roots-by-bonnie/

Tswana – http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/articles/entry/article-southafrica.net-the-tswana-people

Xhosa – http://buzzsouthafrica.com/xhosa-people-tradition-and-dance/

Zulu – http://africa-facts.org/african-weddings/

Boer – http://www.whitesmoke.co.za/powwow/viewtopic.php?t=6633&sid=c95661a6ff7d10daf44add8ee3fd4162

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