the Bakongo (the also actual Congo called) are an ethnical group in the Mündungsgebiet the Congo, particularly in Zaire (democratic Republic of the Congo), Republic of the Congo and the adjacent areas of Angola (including Cabinda) and Gabon. Their total number amounts to about 5.1 million humans. To the Kicongo Sprachgruppe belong beside the Bakongo also the Bavili, the Vili Congo and other peoples within the means Bantu. Their religion is predominantly the Christianity. The way of life is above all agriculture (Waldpflanzer and field farmer). The group of Congo peoples was the main people of the former African Bantureichs the Congo, that from the early Middle Ages to in 17. Century existed.


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