American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A country of southwest Africa bordering on the Atlantic Ocean. Previously settled by Bantu-speaking people, the region was colonized by the Portuguese beginning in the 16th century and became an overseas province in 1951. The country achieved independence in 1975, but factional fighting broke out, which elections in 1992 failed to end. Luanda is the capital and the largest city. Population: 12,300,000.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common but corrupt form of angora.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fabric made from the wool of the Angora goat.
- n. a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
- From Portuguese (Reino de) Angola ("(kindgom of) Angola"), from Kimbundu ngola ("king's title"). (Wiktionary)
“ANGOLA: Despite planned elections next year and the recent end of 27 years of civil war, rights abuses were frequent in Angola, exacerbated by rampant poverty and widespread government corruption, HRW said.”
“All that a foreigner can say in Angola is likely to be misunderstood and distorted, therefore, I do not say anything else for fear that all this is read and interpreted as the dream of a white foreigner in Angola.”
“Fake Togo Player Things took a darker turn this January, when a bus transporting the national squad to a tournament in Angola was ambushed by rebels in the separatist Angolan province of Cabinda.”
“In exchange, China will get almost 11 million tons of copper and 620,000 tons of cobalt, which it will extract over the next 25 years — a “resource for infrastructure” swap that China first pioneered, on a smaller scale, in Angola in 2004.”
“The engineer added that it was not clear whether Mubenga was referring to the guards or his political adversaries in Angola, and most of the passengers were not concerned.”
“Cyprus could only present an intermittent danger, but players like Pilatos, who was born in Angola, were valuable in ensuring that the opposition were pinned back instead of being able to block England's path in midfield.”
“Three of the endangered antelopes were found during a recent expedition to Cangandala National Park and Luando Game Reserve, in Angolas northern Malanje province.”
“However, the data seem to include speakers of Portuguese as a second language in Angola, Mozambique, Sao Tome, and Guinea Bissau.”
“It was the least likely design doc surprise of 2009, as Jason Rohrer -- solo dev behind reigning art-game-champ Passage and the Esquire-curated (?!) game Between -- announced he was partnering with casual publisher Majesco to create a DS game based on "diamond trading in Angola on the eve of the passage of the Kimberly Process.”
“Err, no: remember, Cuban troops were in Angola in the 1980s, Mozambique was Marxist, SWAPO was at least socialist and backed by Angola, and the ANC and SA Communist Party were joined at the hip [plus, the SACP was not one of yer lily-livered Eurocommunist parties: it was very hardline, even durign the Gorbachev era].”
Looking for tweets for Angola.