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ID #1078

Angola

[from the name of the area in Africa; from ki-Mbundu ngola a tribal name, via Port. (Alvarez Nazario 1974:254); cf. GULLAH ] n., Obs. a tribal name (evidently used loosely): 1792 Run away . . . a Negro Man of the Angola country (Bahama Gazette)

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2010-08-22 22:05
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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