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- n. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting southern and central Angola. Also called Ovimbundu.
- n. The Bantu language of this people. Also called Umbundu.
- n. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting northern Angola. Also called Ndongo.
- n. The Bantu language of this people. Also called Kimbundu.
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- proper n. An ethnic group of Angola.
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- n. an ethnic group speaking Umbundu and living in western Angola
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Nzinga, queen of the Mbundu, revived the slave trade with Europeans.
 I have used the most common form, Ovimbundu (technically the plural of Umbundu): neither should be confused with Kimbundu, sometimes termed Mbundu.
On the north, the river Loje to some extent serves as a frontier between the _Kongo_ and _Mbundu_ tongues.
_Mbundu_, and it includes the languages of Central Angola, such as
These included the Akan of the kingdom of Asante in what is now Ghana, the Fon of Dahomey (now Benin), the Mbundu of Ndongo in modern Angola and the Kongo of today's Congo, among several others.
These included the Akan of the kingdom of Asante in what is now Ghana, the Fon of Dahomey (now Benin), the Mbundu of Ndongo in modern Angola and the Kongo of today's Congo, among several others. "
Queen Njinga, the Brilliant 17th century monarch of the Mbundu waged wars of resistance against the Portuguese but also conquered polities as far as 500 miles inland and sold African traditional religious leaders into slavery, claiming they had violated her new Christian precepts ".