Kaffir War in South Africa (43 words)

Historical Context Note

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In South Africa, war breaks out between the British and the Xhosa people (then known as Kaffirs), who attempt unsuccessfully to regain control of their land. At the end of the war, in 1879, all their territory is subsumed into the British-controlled Cape Colony. 

Editors. "Kaffir War in South Africa". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5213, accessed 23 October 2016.]