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Bapedi, a large Bantu nation, akin to the Zulus, East Transvaal, Lydenburg district, west of Delagoa Bay. Till recently the Bapedi were very powerful, and under their chief Secocuni inflicted a series of reverses on the Boers during the frontier wars which preceded the temporary annexation of the Transvaal by the English in 1874. Their power is now broken, chiefly by the rush of English-speaking miners to the rich gold fields recently discovered in the Lydenburg district.