capital city Luanda has drawn in many different immigrants; some seeking to
invest on themselves, or the country and others whom simply come to tour and
appreciate the colourful architectural structures that even though have been
affected by the war still hold a hidden history of both happiness and sadness.
While many tour and sometimes never return to the places they visit, many who
tour Angola barely ever go back to their countries and ended up returning to
pursue a career in a national company or on their own.
to the war a large quantity of information has been lost, this includes the
number of people whom have fled the country when the war intensified and how
many have returned when it ended. It is currently estimated according to (book
name) that in (the year the book was published) 350,700 Angolans lived outside
the country during the war, and 2.5 million to 4 million have and had been
displaced within the national borders. As up to 1 million are believed to have
died during the war; due to the end of the war and touristic attraction that
the country had to offer the population has begun to rise immensely and is
currently thought to have a very young population as 45 percent of which are
below 15 years of age.
on Angola’s demography
particle which sets the national identity is the national language spoken
‘Portuguese’ as it differentiates Angola from other Portuguese speaking
countries such as Mozambique, Portugal, brazil and others. Although other
native languages such as chokwe, kikong, kimbundo, Mbundu, oxikuanyama and
Umbundu are six of the Bantu language also selected as a national language.
Many residents in Angola are bilingual, due to the increase of tourists and the
increase of nationals studying outside the country many Angolans have learned
other international languages such as English, Russian, Spanish, mandarin and
is believed to not hold its own national identity. However, this has risen many
questions throughout the years, as the belief of those within the country is
that the honour of being Angolan is part of a national identity, as well as the
single particles such as ethnicities, religion, regions and many others provide
the country with its own unique identity.
country borders Zambia to the east, Namibia to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to
the west and the republic of Congo to the north. And to the north of the Zaire
is situated Cabinda.
climate varies and is differed by rainy and dry season whose timing and
intensity also differs in different regions.
Angola consists of many rivers some which include the Zaire, kwanza, kubango,
Zambezi and many others, and some of which include non-perennial rivers.
482,625 square miles, Angola is located in western African, south of the
equator. The climate and geography varies; with rain forest in the north, drier
coastal lands, fertile highlands and sandy soils in the east and desert zones
in the Kunene and kuando kubango provinces.
and geography of Angola
this current period, many do not classify Angola as a country or a culture; due
to the destruction of the cultural institutions in 1961 which caused many to
flee dividing the territory between the belligerent. Although one thing ‘IS’
certain Angola has been experiencing a steady and complex transition, which has
begun to mould a lost culture and country.
many refer to this as a country, other prefer to call it home; the name
‘Angola’ Derived from a title (Kimbundu a word for king) used by the rulers of
the Ndongo state. This country was first mentioned in Portuguese writings
during the sixteenth century, by a Portuguese colony founded on the coast in
1575. The constant use of the word “Angola” soon became a norm for many (giving
this title an official power) and after it reached the borders of present day
Angola this plan materialised itself. In 1975 when this country became
independent it took on a new title for itself ‘republica popular de Angola’,
but the word “popular” was later dropped making it republica de Angola.
‘What is Angola?