Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Kingdom of Kongo, Kongo Civil War, Kingdom of Mutapa, Rozwi Empire, Treaty of Axim, Treaty of Butre,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Kingdom of Kongo, Kongo Civil War, Kingdom of Mutapa, Rozwi Empire, Treaty of Axim, Treaty of Butre, Battle of Kitombo, History of South Africa, Garcia II of Kongo, Battle of Mbwila, Ouaddai Empire, Battle of Mbidizi River, Anziku Kingdom, Kingdom of Lunda, Obinkita, Battle of Katole, Kingdom of Baguirmi, Char Bouba war, Obong Okon Ita, Ibom Kingdom.
Excerpt: The Kingdom of Kongo (1400 - 1914) (Kongo: Kongo dya Ntotila or Wene wa Kongo) was an African kingdom located in west central Africa in what are now northern Angola, Cabinda, the Republic of the Congo, and the western portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At its greatest extent, it reached from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Kwango River in the east, and from the Congo River in the north to the Kwanza River in the south.
The kingdom consisted of several core provinces ruled by the Manikongo, the Portuguese version of the Kongo title Mwene Kongo, meaning lord or ruler of the Kongo kingdom, but its sphere of influence extended to neighbouring kingdoms, such as Ngoyo, Kakongo, Ndongo and Matamba. The Bundu dia Kongo sect favors reviving the kingdom through secession from Angola, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon. Oral traditions about the early history of the country were set in writing for the first time in the late 16th century, and the most comprehensive ones were recorded in the mid-seventeenth century, including those written by the Italian Capuchin missionary Giovanni Cavazzi da Montecuccolo.
More detailed research in modern oral traditions, initially conducted in the early 20th century by Redemptorist missionaries like Jean Cuvelier and Joseph de Munck do not appear to relate to the very early period. According to Kongo tradition, the kingdoms origin lies in the very large and not very rich count...