Welcome to Angola

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Angola located on the West Coast of southern Africa. The stretch of land ( terrain ) in Angola is coastal lowlands, hills, and mountains. Almost all of the Angola land is desert, savanna, and in the northeast, hardwood forests. From February to April, there is a short, rainy season.

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If Angolan people have nice clothes, they keep them for important events, such as weddings, or a church service in rural communities. Generally, Urban Angolans wear Western clothing.


In the south, most families eat mata-bicho, which is a breakfast, which contains mostly of tchisangua. That's a drink made of water, ground cornmeal, and sugar. Muffete is a popular meal usually eaten for lunch. A muffete contains grilled fish, beans cooked in palm oil, boiled sweet potatoes, and plantains.

Celebrating Holidays

On a religious holiday, you are supposed to attend church in the morning. They may visit the sick or elderly in the afternoon.

People go to the graveyard to pay their respect to their family members that've passed away by visiting their graves, cleaning their grave, and/or leaving flowers on All Soul's Day. Which is also called, Dia de Todos os Santos.


The president of Angola is chosen by the Assembleia Nacional (National Assembly). Angola's president is head of state, and government. Having a single legislative chamber, the National Assembly has 220 members. The eighteen provinces of Angola are managed by presidentially appointed governers.


Bantu groups migrated across the Congo River south in the beginning of the sixth century AD. The Bantu took over the existing population. At the end of the fifthteenth century, Portugese explorers had encountered a powerful bunch of people, such as the Kingdom of Congo, and the Kingdom of Ndongo.


Most Angolans speak Portugese. It's the official national language used in governnment, schools, and commerce. In Angola, people speak Umbundo by the Ovimbundo, Kimbundo by the Kimbundo, Cokwe by the Tchokwes, and Kikongo by the Bakongo.

Religion and Beliefs

Most Angolans are Christians. Catholics are made up of the largest denomination, followed by a variety of Protestant faiths. In rural areas, animist beliefs remain strong. Many Angolans believe that witches can help them obtain wealth, or free them from a problem.

School and Education

Students must pass exams to go on to each school year. Main school begins at age six. School may be held under a shade tree or in a shop home, or church in rural areas. Adult literacy 70.1%.

Tourist Interest

Parque Nacional da Kissama is Angola's most able to be reached and well-stocked wildlife park, south of Luanda, Angola. There is a ine of grass, also known as a swath, of coastal savannah filled with baobob trees which is home to elephants, water buffalo, palanca antelopes, and a not securely held in position population of nesting turtles.

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