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Mbundu

(əmbo͞on`do͞o), black African ethnic group, W Angola. The Mbundu speak Bantu languages and number about 6 million. By the late 15th cent. they had formed the Ndongo kingdom, ruled by the ngola (from which the Portuguese derived the name Angola). Beginning in the early 16th cent. Ndongo was raided for slaves by its northern neighbor, the kingdom of the Kongo, which sold them to the Portuguese. In 1579 the Portuguese first attempted to conquer Ndongo; however, the Mbundu resisted fiercely and it was not until 1683 that the kingdom was definitively defeated. In the 1970s the Mbundu were the strongest supporters of the Marxist-oriented movement for the Liberation of Angola.
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No es una sorpresa que el simbolo del barco / navio sea uno de los cronotopos que Donato Ndongo usa muy a menudo en sus novelas para describir unas circunstancias bastante particulares de la vida de sus heroes / antiheroes.
From this group, we find well-established writers living in exile, like Donato Ndongo, Francisco Zamora, and Justo Bolekia Boleka, tackling issues such as migration, ethnic reformulation, and racism (themes that had also appeared in some of their earlier works).
If Chomsky (1995) consider C as strong head capable of triggering T to move to C, Ndongo Ibara dissertation offers another point of view which considers C as a weak head in embosi as it fails to attract some of elements bearing its features.
Comprensiblemente, la literatura de Guinea Ecuatorial ha sido mas reducida y tardia que la de otros paises africanos, de modo que lo que se habia conseguido en otros lugares una o dos decadas antes, se llevo a cabo en los anos ochenta en el caso de la novela, con Ekomo, de Nsue Angue, y Las tinieblas de tu memoria negra (1987), de Donato Ndongo Bidyogo.
In 1648, Brazilian-based Portuguese forces retook Luanda and initiated a process of military conquest of the Congo and Ndongo states that ended with Portuguese victory in 1671.
Sustained by the Brasilico platoons, the Portuguese and Angolan troops in Angola were successful in 1671 in taking control of Pungo-Andongo, the last independent capital of the Kingdom of Ndongo, dominant in the region at the arrival of Portuguese forces a century previous.
Portuguese traders established ties with the kingdoms of the Kongo and Ndongo, although they had little influence on the region until the late 18th century, when they made contact with the inland kingdom of Mwata Kazembe.
The training was a pleasure, every one was friendly and we enjoyed our time on board," said Cameroon Navy Junior Lieutenant Ndongo Ethme Hermann, who received training aboard Fort McHenry during a two-week port visit to Limbe, Republic of Cameroon.
Produced by Alexis Birras, Nestor Domenech, Vicenta Ndongo.
12) The guitar was simply plucked (which we call picking), like the ndongo [bowl lyre of the Baganda].
For more on Guinea, Fernando Poo, and other Spanish enclaves in Africa, see the works by Mariano de Castro and Maria Luisa de la Calle and by Mariano de Castro and Donato Ndongo.