Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th 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, resulting in a civil war that was ended by a ceasefire in 2002. Luanda is the capital and the largest city.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common but corrupt form of angora.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A fabric made from the wool of the Angora goat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A country in southern Africa. Official name: Republic of Angola.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Portuguese (Reino de) Angola ("(kindgom of) Angola"), from Kimbundu ngola ("king's title").

Examples

  • 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 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.

    Global Voices in English » Angola: National flag carrier removed from EU blacklist

  • However, the data seem to include speakers of Portuguese as a second language in Angola, Mozambique, Sao Tome, and Guinea Bissau.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » European Languages Outside Europe

  • 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.

    Security guards accused over death of man being deported to Angola

  • 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."

    Ten for 2010: the 10 most-anticipated games coming in the new year Boing Boing

  • Three of the endangered antelopes were found during a recent expedition to Cangandala National Park and Luando Game Reserve, in Angola’s northern Malanje province.

    Brief Hiatus...

  • 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 Next Empire

  • 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.

    England's next generation shapes up for World Cup 2018 and beyond

  • 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.

    When Togo Played Bahrain, the Whole Match Was a Fake

  • Three of the endangered antelopes were found during a recent expedition to Cangandala National Park and Luando Game Reserve, in Angola’s northern Malanje province.

    Archive 2009-07-01

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