Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: January 26, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412964623 | Print ISBN: 9781412936361 | Online ISBN: 9781412964623| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Molefi Kete Asante
The Kimbundu are a historic ethnic group found in the country of Angola. European colonialists often called them the North Mbundu; however, they prefer the term Kimbundu . Their area of concentration is across a wide swath of the Angolan provinces of Malanga, Cuanza Norte, Bengo, Cuanza Sul, and Luanda. Known for their highly developed sense of culture, the Kimbundu believe in exercising all efforts to maintain community. According to their oral traditions, the Kimbundu have been in the same area for more than 2,000 years. There are some reports that they migrated to this area ...