Welcome to Congo Kinshasa

By Tyler K.

Geogrophy

Kongo kinshasa is known for its rain forests. These rain forests contain Silver back gorillas, The Okapi, The white Rhino, and many more. It has 11 provinces including: Bandundu, Katanga, Kinshasa, Maniema, and Orientale.

Lifestyle

The men mainly wear a tang top/t-shirt with some jeans or shorts and the women wear head scarfs and skirts. Some meals that they eat are Muamba Nsusu and Yufu (chicken soup and yam porridge). The food tastes really good if you know how to cook it! They eat with their hands for tradition.

Muamba Nsusu

Holiday Traditions

Congo Kinshasa's holidays are similar to ours as an example Christmas and New Years day. They celebrate another holiday called Hero's day on January 17th. This is the day Lumumba was assassinated due to political reasons and was claimed a hero. He has a movie about his life.

Lumumba

Government and Background history

The government is run by 1 president and 4 vice presidents. In the early 1900's half of the population was killed due to African trypanosomiasis(sleep sickness) and Smallpox. The "Free state" act in 1904 caused many protests , some even with Mark Twain and Arthur Conan Doyle.

Language

The main language of Congo Kinshasa is french but they speak about 200 other languages. These include Lingala, Tshiluba and Swahili. These are the national languages for trading or just talking with some people.

Religion and beliefs

Most of the population believe in christianity but some of the population believe in Islam, Islamic i'm not sure. Traditional religions include Monotheism, Animism, Vitalism, spirit ancestor worship, witchcraft, and sorcery .The churches of Congo Kinshasa include Christian and Prostetant churches.

Education

there are over 19,000 schools in Congo Kinshasa

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