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{UAH} Portuguese Slave Traders Were No Match for Angolan Queen Nzinga Mbandi The warrior queen fought colonization for several decades.

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    Queen Nzinga (Nzinga Mbande), the monarch of the Mbundu people, was a resilient leader who fought against the Portugu...ese and their expanding slave trade in Central Africa. The Angolan queen ruthlessly maneuvered her way into power, fought off the slavers for decades, and, rumor has it, immolated her lovers.

    Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, also known as Nzinga Mbandi, Anna Nzinga, Dona Anna de Souza and Rainha Ginga, was born in 1583 to the king of Ndongo, a kingdom of the Mbundu people in modern-day Angola. The story goes that Nzinga was so named because she was born with her mother's umbilical cord wrapped around her neck, and the Mbundu word for "to twist" is kujinga (an alternate spelling of Nzinga is "Njinga"). This circumstance was believed to indicate that the child would grow to be proud and haughty.

    In 1627, after forming alliances with former rival states, she led her army against the Portuguese, initiating a thirty-year war against them. She exploited European rivalry by forging an alliance with the Dutch who had conquered Luanda in 1641. With their help, Nzinga defeated a Portuguese army in 1647.

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    The warrior queen fought colonization for several decades.

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