1. NANDI QUEEN OF ZULULAND (Symbol of a woman of high esteem)    (1778-1826)
Mother of the great leader Shaka Zulu. Nandi is the evalasting  symbol of hard   work patience and determination. She withstood and  overcame many obsticles to   raise to a position of power in all  Zululand.
The year was 1786. The King of Zululand was overjoyed. His wife,  Nandi, had   given birth to a son, his first son, whom they named Shaka.  But the King’s other wives, jealous and bitter, pressured him to banish    Nandi and the young boy into exile. steadfast and proud, she raised  her son with   the kind of training and guidance a royal heir should  have. For her many   sacrifices, Nandi was finally rewarded when her  son, Shaka, later returned to   become the greatest of all Zulu Kings.
To this day, the Zulu people use her name, “Nandi,” to refer to a woman   of high esteem.
    NANDI QUEEN OF ZULULAND (Symbol of a woman of high esteem)    (1778-1826)
Mother of the great leader Shaka Zulu. Nandi is the evalasting  symbol of hard   work patience and determination. She withstood and  overcame many obsticles to   raise to a position of power in all  Zululand.
The year was 1786. The King of Zululand was overjoyed. His wife,  Nandi, had   given birth to a son, his first son, whom they named Shaka.  But the King’s other wives, jealous and bitter, pressured him to banish    Nandi and the young boy into exile. steadfast and proud, she raised  her son with   the kind of training and guidance a royal heir should  have. For her many   sacrifices, Nandi was finally rewarded when her  son, Shaka, later returned to   become the greatest of all Zulu Kings.
To this day, the Zulu people use her name, “Nandi,” to refer to a woman   of high esteem.
    NANDI QUEEN OF ZULULAND (Symbol of a woman of high esteem)
    (1778-1826)

    Mother of the great leader Shaka Zulu. Nandi is the evalasting symbol of hard work patience and determination. She withstood and overcame many obsticles to raise to a position of power in all Zululand.

    The year was 1786. The King of Zululand was overjoyed. His wife, Nandi, had given birth to a son, his first son, whom they named Shaka. But the King’s other wives, jealous and bitter, pressured him to banish Nandi and the young boy into exile. steadfast and proud, she raised her son with the kind of training and guidance a royal heir should have. For her many sacrifices, Nandi was finally rewarded when her son, Shaka, later returned to become the greatest of all Zulu Kings.

    To this day, the Zulu people use her name, “Nandi,” to refer to a woman of high esteem.

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    1. rebelagainstperfection reblogged this from rarelyinhistory and added:
      who i’m named after! :)
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      I’m named after her
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      I hear this story about once every 5 years, when my dad wants to boast about naming my sister “Nandi”.
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