Nyaneka

Nyaneka

 

(Vanhaneca, Munhaneca, Ovanyaneka), a people in Angola, inhabiting the territory to the east of the city of Moçâmedes. Their population is approximately 250,000 (1967, estimate). The Nyaneka language belongs to the western group of the Bantu languages. Most of the Nyaneka maintain ancient traditional beliefs; some are Christians. Their main occupation is hoe farming (corn, millet, and sorghum). The Nyaneka also raise cattle. Some of the Nyaneka work on plantations owned by Europeans.

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According to Ndonga (personal communication, January 2008), Professor of African Languages and Linguistics, Agustino Neto University, Luanda, Angola), these languages include kiKongo, kiMbundu, uMbundu, Cokwe, Ngangela, Luvale, oshiKwanyama, and otjiHerero, Fyote, Songo, Mbangala, Lunda, Ndembo, Nyaneka and Ngoya.
O universo desse povo nyaneka e trazido, em forca, para a malha ficcional em cuja teia, a partir de entao, outros valores, formas de pensamento e organizacao social se entretecem.