Heads of State of Angola: Matamban and Ndongo Monarchs, Presidents of Angola, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, José Eduardo Dos Santos Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158118403

Published: June 13th 2010

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36 pages


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Heads of State of Angola: Matamban and Ndongo Monarchs, Presidents of Angola, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, José Eduardo Dos Santos  by  Books LLC

Heads of State of Angola: Matamban and Ndongo Monarchs, Presidents of Angola, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, José Eduardo Dos Santos by Books LLC
June 13th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 36 pages | ISBN: 9781158118403 | 4.70 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Matamban and Ndongo Monarchs, Presidents of Angola, Nzinga ofMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Matamban and Ndongo Monarchs, Presidents of Angola, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Jos Eduardo Dos Santos, Agostinho Neto, Vernica I of Matamba, President of Angola, List of Rulers of Matamba, List of Ngolas of Ndongo.

Excerpt: Nzinga Mbande (c. 1583 December 17, 1663), also known as Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande, was a 17th Century queen (muchino a muhatu) of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in southwestern Africa. Nzinga, usually names Ana Sousa in Portugal in the late century, was born to Ngola Kiluanji and Kangela in 1581, 1582 or 1583 in the Portuguese village of Costa de Caparique. According to tradition, she was named Nzinga because her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck (the Kimbundu verb kujinga means to twist or turn). It was said to be an indication that the person who had this characteristic would be proud and haughty (and a wise women said to her mother that Nzingha will become queen one day.) According to her recollections later in life, she was greatly favoured by her father, who allowed her to witness as he governed his kingdom, and who carried her with him to war.

She also had a brother, Ngola Mbandi and two sisters Kifunji and Mukambu. She lived during a period when the Atlantic slave trade and the consolidation of power by the Portuguese in the region were growing rapidly. In the 16th Century, the Portuguese position in the slave trade was threatened by England and France. As a result, the Portuguese shifted their slave-trading activities to The Congo and South West Africa. Mistaking the title of the ruler (ngola) for the name of the country, the Portuguese called the land of the Mbundu people Angolathe name by which it is still known today.

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