Kingdom of Kongo
The Kingdom of Kongo (Kongo: Kongo dya Ntotila or Wene wa Kongo or Portuguese: Reino do Congo) was an African kingdom located in west central Africa in what is now northern Angola, Cabinda, t...
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Roman Catholic Church in Kongo
The Roman Catholic Church arrived in the Kingdom of Kongo shortly after the first Portuguese explorers reached its shores in 1483. After an exchange of hostages, the ruling king, Nzinga a Nkuwu agree...
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Kingdom of Loango
The Kingdom of Loango, also known as the Kingdom of Lwããgu, was a pre-colonial African state from approximately the 15th to the 19th century in what is now the Republic of the Congo. At its height in ...
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Kituba language
Kituba is a widely used lingua franca in Central Africa. It is a creole language based on Kikongo, a family of closely related Bantu languages. It is an official language in Republic of the Congo and ...
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Kimpa Vita
Beatriz Kimpa Vita (1684–1706), was a Kongo Empire prophet and leader of her own Christian movement, Antonianism, this movement taught that Jesus and other early Christian figures were from the Kongo ...
Nlaza of Kongo
Nlaza of Kongo was a manikongo of the Central African kingdom of Kongo in the early 15th century. Little is known about him or his reign other than he was one of two cousins of Kongo's founder, Lukeni...
Seven Kingdoms of Kongo dia Nlaza
The Seven Kingdoms of Kongo dia Nlaza were a confederation of states in west Central Africa that were absorbed into the Kingdom of Kongo in the 16th century. This polity or region was first mentioned ...
Pedro V of Kongo
Pedro V was king of Kongo from 7 August 1859 to February 1891. His base was in the district of Madimba, which lay south of the capital and was in the lands held by the ancient southern branch of the K...
Lukeni lua Nimi
Lukeni lua Nimi (also Ntinu Nimi a Lukeni; circa 1380–1420) was the first king and founder of the Kingdom of Kongo Dia Ntotila. The name Nimi a Lukeni appeared in later oral traditions and some moder...
Álvaro X of Kibangu
Álvaro X Nimi a Mvemba Água Rosada was a ruler of Kibangu and was the first Água Rosada claimant to the throne of the Kingdom of Kongo during its civil war. He ruled the Kingdom of Kibangu from 1688 t...
Manuel I of Kibangu
Manuel Afonso Nzinga a Nlenke was a ruler of Kibangu and was one of the two main Kinlaza claimants to the throne of the Kingdom of Kongo during its civil war, the other being the King of Lemba. He rul...
Nkisi
Nkisi or Nkishi (plural varies: minkisi, zinkisi, or nkisi) are spirits, or an object that a spirit inhabits. It is frequently applied to a variety of objects used throughout the Congo Basin in Centra...
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Pedro IV of Kongo
Nusamu a Mvemba. King of Kongo, ruled from 1695 to 1718, although his effective reign of Kongo was only from 1709. He is noted for restoring the country and ending the civil war which had raged since...
Afonso III of Kongo
Afonso III Mvemba a Nimi (also spelt Affonso III) was a ruler of the kingdom of Kongo during its civil war period.King Afonso III first enters written record as the ruler of the Marquisate of Nkondo. ...
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Joseph Kasa-Vubu
Joseph Kasa-Vubu, alternatively Joseph Kasavubu, (1910 [other sources have 1913, 1915 and 1917] – 24 March 1969) was the first President of the Congo-Léopoldville (1960–65), today the Democratic Repub...
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Ibinda
Ibinda (also Kibinda, Chibinda, Tchibinda) is a Bantu language or dialect group spoken in the Angolan province and exclave of Cabinda.Ibinda is Western Kongo (Guthrie: H16d) as it is spoken in Cabinda...
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André II of Kongo
André II Mvizi a Luken (1798–1842) was the first child of the Manikongo Garcia V Nkanga Mvemba and his third wife, Lusana Mbandu, a princess regent Luunda. After marriage, she gave a coup in Luunda Em...
Pedro I of Kongo
Pedro I Nkanga a Mvemba was manikongo of the Kingdom of Kongo from 1543 until being deposed in 1545.
Pedro I was the son of King Afonso I and became his immediate successor in 1543. He was part of...
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Nkuwu a Ntinu of Kongo
Nkuwu a Ntinu (Portuguese: Encu a Motino) was the fourth manikongo of the Kingdom of Kongo and reigned during the mid 15th century.
Manikongo Nkuwu a Ntinu was the son of the Kongo's founder, Luke...
Rafael I of Kongo
Rafael I Nzinga a Nkanga was a ruler of the Kingdom of Kongo during its civil war. He ruled from 1670 to 1673.
During the civil war period, Soyo, previously under the control of Kongo, became inde...
List of rulers of Kongo
This is a list of the rulers of the Kingdom of Kongo known commonly as the Manikongos (KiKongo: Mwenekongo). Mwene (plural: Awene) in Kikongo meant a person holding authority, particularly judicial au...