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Angola
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is the seventh largest country of Africa. It occupies a large area of the south-west along the Atlantic coast, stretching eastwards for some 1000 km across highlands to include the upper reaches of rivers flowing, via the Zambezi, into the Indian Ocean. As a continuous political entity, it began with a small Portuguese colony established around the port of Luanda in 1576, largely as a base for slave-trading, and its prosperity depended entirely upon the regular export of slaves to Brazil. The diocese of Luanda included Jesuits, Capuchins and local priests, mostly of…

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Hastings, Adrian, “Angola”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00723>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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