Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Mbundu.

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  • n. an ethnic group speaking Umbundu and living in western Angola

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Examples

  • Ethnic groups: Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mestico (mixed European and native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22%

    Angola

  • The Savimbis were members of the Ovimbundu farming people, who come from the Angolan central plateau.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Much of UNITA's top brass was selected from Savimbi's Ovimbundu tribe, but he always resisted the notion that the Angolan civil war was fought along tribal fault lines.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Ovimbundu people, who make up 40 per cent of the Angolan population, comprise most of UNITA supporters, and they have close ethnic links to Namibias Owambo people, traditionally strong SWAPO supporters.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Often looked down on by their northern compatriots in the capital, who treat them as a manual labour pool, the Ovimbundu account for almost 40 percent of the population.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Much of UNITA's top brass was selected from Savimbi's Ovimbundu tribe, but he always resisted the notion that the Angolan civil war was fought along tribal lines.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Slave raiding between various Ovimbundu states, however, prevented the formation of a united front.

    1893

  • The Bailundo revolt was spurred by a precipitous decline in the price of rubber, leading to conflict between Portuguese and Ovimbundu traders in Angola.

    1893

  • Meanwhile, an influential member of Savimbi's Ovimbundu tribe said Tuesday that the veteran guerrilla was bent on

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Savimbi still commands a fierce, diamond-funded guerrilla army, and UNITA's swift occupation of nearly two-thirds of the country in 1992 showed his ability to conjure up loyal fighters from among the Ovimbundu, his ethnic group, and other southern partisans.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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