What is Bantu?The word "bantu" means "man". It is the plural form of man, which is "men". Bantu entitles a group of similar languages that are spoken from Southern Cameroon through eastern and southern Africa. The Bantu are people from completely different and varies of ethnic clans, but are related by language and culture. The historians say that they originate in Cameroon, Nigeria. During the first century B.C., some Africans left the area and just moved to the south part of Africa. Then, during the next thousand years that followes, many Bantu people stayed and lived in the central and southern parts of Africa, and then migrated to the east to Burundi and Rwanda. The Bantu people's migration caused a big effect on the region. The native Africans were then moved to the south. Bantu languages then took place of the native people's lanuages, and Bantu agriculture and their skills of iron smelting spread through out the region.