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Congo Town

[cf. Krio Kongotong western sub­urban village of Freetown formerly inhabited by Krios of Congo origin; cf. CONGO 1] . the name of several settlements or districts: 1. an area in Nassau: (Eneas 1976:27).

2. part of Fox Hill, near Nassau: 1974 Congo Town, better known as Conga Town. . .still oc­cupied by slaves born in Africa (Rahming 23).

3. a settlement on south Andros: Congos and Nungas settled in what was then Coconut Grove and they renamed it Congo Town (Andros).

Tags: geography, Nassau, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-11 02:08
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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