The Ngqika [ŋǃʱiːkʼa] or Gaika // are the royal clan of the Rharhabe Xhosa, who moved westwards over the Kei River, away from the Xhosa heartland. Historically, they are often contrasted with the Gcaleka Xhosa who remained behind in the Xhosa "Transkei".
It was Gaika's people who at the end of 1834 poured into the Colony, killed forty white men (but spared women and children), burned the homes of 400 settlers, and looted hundreds of head of cattle and horses.
- Roger B. Beck (2000). The History of South Africa. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-313-30730-0.
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