The Bantu people’s iron tools improved agricultural yields and their iron weapons made them formidable military opponents. They were also hunters, animal herders (goats, sheep, and cattle), potters, weavers and traders, exchanging such goods as salt, copper, and iron ore for those things they needed.
The term Bantu is sometimes used to describe all Africans and African culture in general. But this use of the term is inaccurate; Bantu peoples make up only about a third of Africa’s population. Bantu is also the name of the family of related LANGUAGES spoken by these people.
Wiktionary. Bantu (ProperNoun) the largest African language family of the Niger-Congo group, spoken in much of Sub-Saharan Africa. Etymology: The plural of Nguni word ntu ‘person’ (using plural prefix “ba”), meaning “people”; often used to describe a language family. Bantu (ProperNoun)
The Bantu first originated around the Benue- Cross rivers area in southeastern Nigeria and spread over Africa to the Zambia area.
Traditional religion is common among the Bantu, with a strong belief in magic. Christianity and Islam are also practiced.
Bantu peoples are the speakers of Bantu languages, comprising several hundred indigenous ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa, spread over a vast area from Central Africa across the African Great Lakes to Southern Africa.
 Abantu (or ‘ Bantu ‘ as it was used by colonists) is the Zulu word for people. It is the plural of the word ‘umuntu’, meaning ‘person’, and is based on the stem ‘–ntu’ plus the plural prefix ‘aba’. This original meaning changed through the history of South Africa.
The Bantu languages are dialects of ancient Hebrew. The root language of the Bantu dialects is the Igbo language of Nigeria.
Twelve Bantu languages are spoken by more than five million people, including Rundi, Rwanda, Shona, Xhosa, and Zulu.
Bantu peoples, the approximately 85 million speakers of the more than 500 distinct languages of the Bantu subgroup of the Niger-Congo language family, occupying almost the entire southern projection of the African continent.
Causes: The reasons for the Bantu migrations are unknown to many, but they most likely include these listed below: Drying up of the Sahara grasslands which led groups that practiced agriculture to migrate in search of new fertile land and water for farming. (Drought and Famine)
The Igbo and the Bantu languages are deemed to be part of the Niger-Congo language family, but there’s a great deal that separates them. No, Igbos are not Bantu. The Igbo and the Bantu languages are deemed to be part of the Niger-Congo language family, but there’s a great deal that separates them.
All Bantus traditionally believe in a supreme God. The nature of God is often only vaguely defined, although he may be associated with the Sun, or the oldest of all ancestors, or have other specifications.
In about 1500 B.C.E., a group of Bantu language speakers discovered that they could domesticate yams and bananas. They used their new food to increase their population and then spread their knowledge to all of Africa. This would be the first event in a chain reaction.