Bantu ethnic and traditional realities in Congo-Kinshasa

by Kabamba Nkamany.

Publisher: International Centre for Bantu Civilisation in Libreville, Gabon

Written in English
Published: Pages: 141 Downloads: 737
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  • Ethnicity -- Congo (Democratic Republic),
  • Tribal government -- Congo (Democratic Republic),
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Ethnic relations.,
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1960-1997.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-134) and index.

Other titlesBantu ethnic and traditional realities in focus of Central Africa
StatementKabamba Nkamany A Baleme ; prefaced by E. M"Bokolo.
Series"CICIBA" collection
LC ClassificationsDT649.5 .K33 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination141 p. :
Number of Pages141
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20383891M

The Bantu languages, from the Niger-Congo language family, blend with Arabic, creating a new language called Swahili which become a widely spoken language among the peoples of East Africa. The Bantu peoples had two sets of advantages: their agricultural skills, including raising livestock, and their metalworking skills.   The population of the D.R.C. was estimated at 71 million in As many as Sudanese, Nilotic, and Bantu ethnic groups have been distinguished and named; small groups of aboriginal Pygmies are found throughout the central Congo Basin. Some of the larger groups are the Kongo, Luba, Tetela, and Anamongo. Rulers: Congo (Kinshasa) Traditional polities. 20 Dec Ngelengwa "Msiri" (s.a.) 20 Dec - Mukunda Bantu (b. c - d. ) Kuba kingdom Note: The polity has of course no official name. The names are given in the currently accepted transcription (without the diacritics and without the distinction between open and closed e and. However, many of the ethnic groups found in the two Congos are of Bantu origin—meaning they share a common ancestral language and an ancestral homeland on the western border of modern Cameroon and Nigeria. The Bantu peoples began migrating from Cameroon in about B.C.

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Get this from a library. Bantu ethnic and traditional realities in Congo-Kinshasa. [Kabamba Nkamany.]. A Oya Priestess suggested I get a pick up a copy of this book and I did, like a few others here I had read a few books on African cosmology and this was the only one that made sense to me, the author does a brilliant job of explaining ancient African cosmology going back to Kemet and how it ties in today's so called modern world.

the book spoke to me on a soul level and why so many of our /5(17). The book explores the Bantu-Kongo religious and philosophical teachings as well as concepts of law and crime.

It provides readers with an overview of the personal-social organisation and c Dr Bunseki is one of the great scholars of African religion and the leading authority on the Bantu-Kongo civilisation/5(33).

1st ed. published as: The African book without title. Includes bibliographical references (pages ) "Life is fundamentally a process of perpetual and mutual communication; and to communicate is to emit and to receive waves and radiations (minika ye minienie).Pages: the ethnic Jareer/Bantu population.

For over a decade and a half, endless conferences, alliances, self- imposed administrations, peace and reconciliation symposiums andAuthor: Mohamed Eno. Buy African Cosmology of the Bantu-Kongo: Principles of Life and Living 2nd Revised edition by Fu-Kiau, Kimbwandende Kia Bunseki (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: In most africian cultures, including bantu cultures veneration of the dead plays a prominient role. This spiritual existence is usually not considered enternal; the spirtits of the dead live on until there's someone who remembers them.

Detail 3 Bantu mythologies often include. Bantu is a term used in different contexts to mean different things. This document is confined to the Bantu as a major linguistic group in Africa whose existence is in record up to about years ago. The linguistic group comprises of about different ethnic groups totaling to over million individuals across the African continent.

The majority of the country’s population belongs to one of the many Bantu-speaking ethnic groups. Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity in Congo-Kinshasa. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is ethnically diverse, and more than different ethnic groups have been identified in the region.

An estimated native languages are spoken in the. Bantu peoples, the approximately 85 million speakers of the more than distinct languages of the Bantu subgroup of the Niger-Congo language family, occupying almost the entire southern projection of the African continent. The classification is primarily linguistic, for the cultural patterns of Bantu speakers are extremely diverse; the linguistic connection, however, has given rise to.

The traditional African religions or traditional beliefs and practices of African people are a set of highly diverse beliefs that includes various ethnic religions.

Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural and passed down from one generation to another through folk tales, songs and festivals, include belief in an amount of higher and lower gods, sometimes including a supreme.

People Ethnic groups. More than African ethnic groups live in Congo; of these, Bantu peoples constitute a large majority of the country’s population. They entered the territory of modern Congo between the 10th and the 14th century from the west and north and established kingdoms that were flourishing at the time of European penetration after the 16th century.

Pre-colonial. Bantu-speaking peoples who founded tribes during the Bantu expansions largely displaced and absorbed the earliest inhabitants of the region, the Pygmy people, about BC.

The Bakongo, a Bantu ethnic group that also occupied parts of present-day Angola, Gabon, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formed the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those countries. Bantu languages, a group of some languages belonging to the Bantoid subgroup of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family.

The Bantu languages are spoken in a very large area, including most of Africa from southern Cameroon eastward to Kenya and southward to the southernmost tip of the continent. The understanding of history relating to Bantu-speaking peoples from South Africa has in the past been significantly affected by the deliberate spreading of false narratives such as The Empty Land Myth.

First published in a book by W.A. Holden in the s, it claims Europeans and the Bantu-speaking peoples had entered South Africa at roughly the same time and that up until that point South.

Living with Ethnic Difference in Uganda: Reflections on Realities and Knowledge Gaps with Specific Reference to Kibaale District January In book: Managing Diversity: Uganda's Experience (pp).

Details Published: 11 September Hits: Christianity is the majority religion in the Democratic Republic of the ofthe US State Department reported that roughly 96 percent of the population are members of Christian denominations (of which nearly half are Roman Catholic, nearly half are Protestant, with a small number of Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons and Greek Orthodox), with the remaining less than 5 percent following.

The Khwe have had a symbiotic relationship for generations with the large Mbukushu Bantu ethnic group, also spread across Angola, Namibia, and Botswana. The two groups live in close proximity.

In his book African Cosmology of the Bântu-Kôngo, Dr. Kimbwandende Kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau discusses African communalism in Bantu societies and how that concept, which he derives from his native BaKongo context but which is clearly analogous to the Ubuntu practice, is applied in the organizing and governing of a community.

In doing this he shares. Bantu follow the lunar year system while also using the solar year system to determine the timing for crop planting and harvesting. One of the popular and celebrated traditional festivities is the fire festival known as Deb-Shid, in which people dance and sing around a bonfire to celebrate the beginning of a new nies and dance groups are strongly linked to the community structure.

At least distinguishable ethnic groups live in Congo, speaking about languages. Bantu languages are the most dominant and are spoken by 80 % of the population. French is the official language, used in business, legal, political and academic meetings.

The Kongo people have retained some of their traditional cultural practices, but many things have changed since the 14th century. Their language is just one example. Although many Kongo people still speak the same ‘Kikongo’ language as they did thousands of years ago, the tribe has expanded and in the process added smaller languages such as.

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The Bantu philosopher, John S. Mbiti () provides this explanation of the individual within traditional African societies: "The individual does not and cannot exist alone but exists corporately.

He [sic] owes his existence to other people, including those of the past generations and his contemporaries. He [sic] is simply part of the whole.

Kongo language, Kongo also called Kikongo and also spelled Congo, a Bantu language of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. Kongo is related to Swahili, Shona, and Bembe, among o is the name used by its speakers.

There are many dialects of Kongo; San Salvador Kongo, spoken in Congo (Kinshasa) and Angola, has more than million speakers and. Lunda, any of several Bantu-speaking peoples scattered over wide areas of the southeastern part of Congo (Kinshasa), eastern Angola, and northern and northwestern various regional groups—the Lunda of Musokantanda in Congo, Kazembe, Shinje, Kanongesha, Ndembu, Luvale (Luena, Balovale), Chokwe, Luchazi, Songo, and Mbunda—are all of Congo origin and broke away from the.

Over ethnic groups populate the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of which the majority are Bantu peoples. Together, Mongo, Luba and Kongo peoples (Bantu) and Mangbetu-Azande peoples constitute around 45% of the population. The Kongo people are the largest ethnic. Zaire (/ z ɑː ˈ ɪər /), officially the Republic of Zaire (French: République du Zaïre [ dy za.iʁ]), was the name of a sovereign state between and in Central Africa that is now known as the Democratic Republic of the country was a one-party totalitarian dictatorship, run by Mobutu Sese Seko and his ruling Popular Movement of the Revolution party.

Bantu is not an ethnic group. It is a category of languages. We could talk of Bantu-speaking ethnic groups, and maybe stretch the point and call it a category of ethnic groups. But none of the individuals pictured is a Bantu person.

Chris Lowe30 January (UTC) CfD nomination of Category:Bantu people. “Bantu” is a blanket term used to describe the to ethnic groups within southern Africa.

There’s no standard language, but interestingly enough, “Bantu,” which means “people.The traditional beliefs and practices of African people include various traditional religions. Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural, include belief in a supreme creator, belief in spirits, veneration of ancestors, use of magic, and traditional medicine.

The role of humanity is generally seen as one of harmonizing nature with the supernatural.Analysis - Just three weeks into his official campaign for the Ugandan presidency, Ugandan musician and parliamentarian Robert Kyagulanyi (better known by his stage name Bobi Wine) has already.