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Mbanza Kongo

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Capital city of the kingdom of Kongo; renamed São Salvador by Afonso I.

The city of Mbanza Kongo was the capital of the kingdom of Kongo and is one of ...

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Mbanza Kongo

John Thornton.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 502 words.

The city of Mbanza Kongo was the capital of the kingdom of Kongo and is one of the oldest cities

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Mbanza Kongo

Thornton John.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 503 words.

The city of Mbanza Kongo was the capital of the kingdom of Kongo and is one of the oldest cities

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Mbanza Kongo

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Capital city of the kingdom of Kongo; renamed São Salvador by Afonso I.

The city of Mbanza Kongo was the capital of the kingdom of Kongo and is one of ...

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Mbanza Kongo Capital city of the kingdom of Kongo; renamed São Salvador by Afonso I.

John Thornton.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 502 words.

The city of Mbanza Kongo was the capital of the kingdom of Kongo and is one of the oldest cities still existing in sub-Saharan Africa. It is located on the flat top of a steep-sided...

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Garcia II Ruler of Kongo at the height of its power and fame, 1641–1661 ; also known as Nkanga a Lukeni Nzenza Ntumba.

John Thornton.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 347 words.

Garcia and his brother Alvaro Nimi a Lukeni a Nzenza Ntumba (later King Alvaro VI, 1636–1641) were descended from Afonso I, the first Kongo king to embrace Catholicism. In their youth...

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Kongo Largest ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and one of the largest in southern Republic of the Congo and northern Angola.

Elizabeth Heath.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 667 words.

Now dispersed throughout three countries in western Central Africa, the Kongo were once a highly centralized kingdom extending from the Congo River to the Kwango and Kwanza Rivers. The...

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Kongo and the Coastal States of West Central Africa

Jelmer Vos.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 7836 words.

The kingdom of Kongo emerged sometime in the 14th century in the border region of modern northern Angola and the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. During its heyday in...

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Kongo and the Coastal States of West Central Africa

Jelmer Vos.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 8588 words.

The kingdom of Kongo emerged sometime in the 14th century in the border region of modern northern Angola and the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. During its heyday in...

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Afonso I c. 1460–1543 King of the Kongo kingdom, the first Kongo king to embrace Catholicism and European trade relations.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 478 words.

Born Nzinga Mbemba, Afonso I ascended the throne in 1506 after the death of his father, Nzinga a Nkuwu. Unlike his father, who had rejected Catholicism and limited contact with the...

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Kongo, Kingdom of

John Thornton.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1852 words.

The origins of the kingdom of Kongo date from about 1350, when the rulers of Vungu and Mbata, two small states located just south of the Congo River, formed an alliance to guarantee the...

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Loango Kikongo-speaking kingdom located on the coast of present-day Congo Republic.

John Thornton.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 590 words.

The kingdom of Loango is not mentioned in early descriptions of the coast, and was probably founded only in the early to mid-sixteenth century. Its early traditions mention its origin at...

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