Khoikhoi–Dutch Wars

  • the khoikhoi–dutch wars were a series of conflicts that took place in the last half of the 17th century in what was known then as the cape of good hope (today it refers to a smaller geographic spot), in the area of present-day cape town, south africa, between dutch settlers who came from the netherlands and the local african people, the indigenous khoikhoi, who had lived in that part of the world for millennia.

    the arrival of the permanent settlements of europeans, under the dutch east india company, at the cape of good hope in 1652 brought them into the land of the local people, such as the khoikhoi (called hottentots by the dutch), and the bushmen (also known as the san), collectively referred to as the khoisan.[1] while the dutch traded with the khoikhoi, nevertheless serious disputes broke out over land ownership and livestock. this resulted in attacks and counter-attacks by both sides which were known as the khoikhoi–dutch wars that ended in the eventual defeat of the khoikhoi. the first khoikhoi-dutch war took place from 1659 - 1660 and the second from 1673 - 1677.[2][3]

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The Khoikhoi–Dutch Wars were a series of conflicts that took place in the last half of the 17th century in what was known then as the Cape of Good Hope (today it refers to a smaller geographic spot), in the area of present-day Cape Town, South Africa, between Dutch settlers who came from the Netherlands and the local African people, the indigenous Khoikhoi, who had lived in that part of the world for millennia.

The arrival of the permanent settlements of Europeans, under the Dutch East India Company, at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652 brought them into the land of the local people, such as the Khoikhoi (called Hottentots by the Dutch), and the Bushmen (also known as the San), collectively referred to as the Khoisan.[1] While the Dutch traded with the Khoikhoi, nevertheless serious disputes broke out over land ownership and livestock. This resulted in attacks and counter-attacks by both sides which were known as the Khoikhoi–Dutch Wars that ended in the eventual defeat of the Khoikhoi. The First Khoikhoi-Dutch War took place from 1659 - 1660 and the second from 1673 - 1677.[2][3]