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Bakongo

 

a people living around the lower reaches of the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) and in the border regions of Angola and the People’s Republic of the Congo. Their combined population was 3.2 million according to a 1967 estimate. They speak Kikongo, one of the Bantu family of languages. The majority of Bakon-go retain local traditional beliefs, although some are Christians. Around the 14th century the Bakongo formed the ethnic nucleus of the early feudal state Kongo. The Bakongo retain a matrilinear kinship structure. Their chief occupations are hoe farming (cassava, bananas) and crafts. There is seasonal migration of agricultural workers to industrial employment.

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As Thompson and others have suggested, the Bakongo encounter with Europeans mapped easily onto traditions in which the Kaolin-tinted dead represented the loss of what was familiar, the shadow-realm through which the departed passed on their way to the afterlife.
The National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA) (2) began in 1954 as a Bakongo tribal separatist movement.
Consequently, three independence movements emerged: the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Antonio Agostinho Neto, with a base among Kimbundu and the mixed-race intelligentsia of Luanda and links to communist parties in Portugal and the East Bloc; the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), led by Holden Roberto, with an ethnic base in the Bakongo region of the north and links to the United States and the Mobutu regime in Kinshasa; and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas Malheiro Savimbi, with an ethnic and regional base in the Ovimbundu heartland in the center of the country and links to the People's Republic of China (P.
Star performance Hayley Turner completed a fine double on Commerce and Bakongo
En 1490 los portugueses enviaron a la zona a los primeros misioneros acompanados de albaniles, carpinteros y otros artesanos, que convirtieron a la religion catolica a los bakongos y construyeron la capital del reino de piedra.
Most of the book focuses on BaKongo culture and the ways in which elements of that culture developed in the New World, but Fennell points out how his analysis is also applicable to the history of others.
He represented the Bakongo ethnic group in northern and northwestern Angola where a 500-mile border was shared with Zaire.
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In the Republic of the Congo I stayed with an ethnic group called the Bakongo or Kongo people, whose architecture was very different to anything I had seen before.
El segundo periodo comprendido entre 1960 y 1965, el naciente Estado independiente se caracterizo por las luchas internas por el poder entre los recien creados movimientos politicos nacionales, especialmente entre abako (Alianza de los Bakongo liderada por Joseph Kasavubu) y el Movimiento Nacional Congoleno (liderado por Patrice Lumumba), los intentos secesionistas de las provincias mas ricas del pais (Katanga y Kasai Sur) apoyados por Estados Unidos y Belgica con el fin de preservar incolumes sus acuerdos de explotacion minera en la zona (Monreal, 2006, 37) y por la pugna emprendida, por parte de las dos superpotencias mundiales de la epoca, por consolidar un gobierno favorable a sus intereses en el corazon del continente africano.
Mientras que la etnia Bakongo utilizaba este instrumento para el entretenimiento y para invocaciones rituales, y simbolizaba el leopardo, el leon y las voces misteriosas de la muerte, en Brasil solo se le han atribuido funciones asociadas al carnaval.
Puesto que la nocion de oceano (kalunga en bakongo, otra lengua bantu) esta incrustada en la idea de viaje en un barco grande, y tambien se refiere a la linea de demarcacion entre la vida y la muerte, malungo, para los hablantes bantues en Africa, tambien se referia al "viajero", parafraseando a Roberto Slenes, "en el mar de muerte que volvia a la tierra de los vivos" (pp.