Kongo



ETHNONYMS: Bembe, Kongo, Kunyi, Manianga, Mboma, Mpangu, Ndibu, Ntandu, (N)Sandi, Solongo, Vili, Yombe, all with or without the plural prefix "Ba." "MuKongo" or "Mwisi Kongo" refers to an individual. The people call their homeland "Kongo." The language is KiKongo (KiBembe, etc.)


Bibliography

Bockie, Simon (1993). Death and the Invisible Powers: The World of Kongo Belief. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.


Dupré, Georges (1985). Naissances d'une société: Historique et histoire chez les Beeme du Congo. Paris: OSTROM.


Janzen, John M. (1978). The Quest for Therapy in Lower Zaire. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.


MacGaffey, Wyatt (1970). Custom and Government in the Lower Congo. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.


MacGaffey, Wyatt (1986). Religion and Society in Central Africa. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Thornton, John K. (1983). The Kingdom of Kongo. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.


WYATT MACGAFFEY

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