MAJUBA (properly AMAJUBA, Zulu for "the
See also:mountain in
See also:part of the Drakensberg range,rising about 7000 ft. above the
See also:sea and over 2000 ft. above the level of the surrounding
See also:country . It overlooks the pass through the Drakensberg known as
See also:Laing's Nek, is 8 m . S. of the
See also:Transvaal border and 18 m . N. of the
See also:town of Newcastle . The railway from
See also:Durban to
See also:Johannesburg skirts the
See also:base of the mountain . During the
See also:Boer War of 188o-81 Majuba was occupied on the
See also:night of the 26th of
See also:February 1881 by some 600
See also:British troops under
See also:Pomeroy Colley . On the following morriing the
See also:hill was stormed by the Boers under Piet
See also:Joubert and the British routed, Colley being among the slain .
MAJORITY (Fr. majorite; Med. Lat. majoritas; Lat. m...
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