Three million Sotho and other closely related groups live outside of South Africa, the majority of who are in Lesotho. The first group is the Northern Sotho also called Pedi and Bapedi.
The Pedi society arose out of a confederation of small chiefdoms that had been established sometime before the 17th century in what later became the Northern Transvaal (Northern Province).
Very little is known of the history of the Bakgatla people for the first few generations after their founder Mokgatla had withdrawn from the originating group, but it is known that, arising from a further split at a later date, a chief by the name of Tabane left with his followers and settled at what is now known as Schilpadfontein in the vicinity of Pretoria.
It is not known how long they lived there, but Tabane appears to have been succeeded by his son Motsha, whose son and heir Diale (or Liale) had a number of wives, the youngest of whom was his favourite, Mathobele.
Defeated early in the 19th century by the armies of Mzilikazi, they revived under the leadership of Sekwati.
Thereafter, they repeatedly clashed with the Voortrekkers during the later half of the 19th century.
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