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Term: Congo

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Region had early Niger-Kordofanian populations; was home of important Luba kingdom & Kuba chiefdoms during 16th-18th cen.; Portuguese arrived in 15th cen.; Belgium claimed the territory in 19th cen.; official language is French, though English, Lingala, Swahili, Kingwana, Kikongo, & Tshiluba are also spoken.

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ca. 1930
20th century
ca. 1970
mid 20th century

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Democratic Republic of the Congo