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Bangala

 

a people living in the central region of the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the People’s Republic of the Congo. Population, together with related tribes (the Babangi and others), about 1.1 million (1967 estimate). They speak the Lingala language (of the Bantu language family), which before the European colonial-ization was used intertribally among the peoples of the northern Congo. The language is written in the Latin alphabet. The majority of the Bangala have retained their local traditional religions; some are Christians. The basic occupations are fishing and, to some extent, agriculture and hunting, with seasonal labor in the cities.

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They are Victoriano Bangala Anadon Jr., arrested on July 19 in Ayungon, and Jojo Torres Ogatis and Edmar Amaro, both arrested on Saturday in the same town.
Those arrested were identified as Victoriano Bangala Anadon Jr., Edmar Acibo Amaro, Jojo Torres Ogatis, Danny Harold Tancinco, Ronnie Herebias and Marlon Basalo.
"See my bank account, show me if there's a bungalow (from the Hindi word 'bangala', a one-storey home with a porch) in my name.
(11) With the image circulating the globe and critique arising from the UN, it was not long before the FARDC arrested Lt Bangala and initiated his trial by military tribunal.
Une bonne vision et aeration de balles, suivie d'une chevauche solitaire et en zigzag de Zakarya Hadraf qui, crevant le mur defensif, va porter l'estocade en provoquant le coup de pied de reparation transforme par Behalib (65e) et le coup de massue avec l'expulsion Yannick Bangala (cumul d'avertissements 24e et 64e).
During their stay in Nepal, the duo interacted and conducted workshops for the young writing enthusiasts of Rato Bangala, Budhanilkantha, Pragya Kunja and Kanjirowa schools.
ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused identified as Muhammad Ghayas r/o Gilgit from Parri Bangala, Chakarkot Road near Forest Barial Gilgit and recovered 4.5 kg Hashish.
ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused identified as Mohammad Ghayas resident of Gilgit from Parri Bangala, Chakarkot Road, near Forest Barial, Gilgit and recovered 4.5 Kg Hashish from accused.
The menu includes, Madras Chicken 65, Kongunadu Mamsam, Meen Poritchadu, Kozhi Varutha Curry, Paripu Vadai, Kathrikai Rasavangy, Paneer Nadan Curry, Bangala Bhath, Malabar Parantha, Fresh Coconut Ladoo, Rawa Kesari, just to name a few, rounded off with traditional filter coffee !