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Republic of the Congo Religion and Languages

Initially, the country was inhabited by pygmies and bushmen, but in the 16th century the current Congo became the abode of the bantu kingdoms of Luango and Kacongo, close allies with the region’s great power Manicongo. The Portuguese colonization efforts succeeded, and these kingdoms participated for 3 centuries in the slave trade as middlemen and… Read More »