Six of the Bantu languages were selected as national languages: Chokwe, Kikongo, Kimbundo, Mbunda, Oxikuanyama, and Umbundu.Many people are able to understand one or more of the national languages, but some forty languages are spoken. The political culture is highly militarized, and in both the National Union for the Total Liberation of Angola (UNITA) and the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) many symbols stem from the military tradition.It is difficult to obtain reliable information because the war precludes research in many areas. Angola is a country of 482,625 square miles (approximately 1.25 million square kilometers) in western Africa, south of the Equator.There are great variations in climate and geography, including rain forests in the north, drier coastal lands, the fertile central highlands, sandy soils in the east, and desert zones in the Kunene (Cuene) and Kuando Kubango provinces.These plans materialized slowly; not until the beginning of the twentieth century did Portuguese colonialism reach the borders of present-day Angola.In 1975, this area became an independent country under the name República Popular de Angola (People's Republic of Angola). Angola may not classify as either a country or a culture.A Portuguese colony founded on the coast in 1575 also came to be known as Angola.At the end of the nineteenth century, the name was given to a much larger territory that was envisaged to come under Portuguese influence.
The oil-rich enclave of Cabinda lies north of the Zaire river. Because of the ongoing war, it is difficult to obtain reliable population figures.If you have been single for long you have probably thought: 'Where are all the good people for me to date?