The Institute for African Cultures and Anthropology was founded in Bandundu, Congo-Kinshasa, in 1965 by the Austrian missionary Hermann Hochegger. The site primarily gives an insight into the institute's publications including mostly extensive summaries of the books. [editors ilissAfrica]
Five tales / pieces of oral literature written down (Xhosa, South Africa; Lenje, Zambia; Congo; Mbuti; Congo; Lamba, Zambia).Unfortunately, there is little background information about the tales, the videos do not function either. There are interactive questions to each story. [editors ilissAfrica]
Among others, on this site you will find all volumes of Æquatoria in full text.The history of the Centre Æquatoria began, strictly speaking, at its foundation in 1979-1980, but its origins date back to 1937. In that year, Fathers Edmond Boelaert (1899-1966) and Gustaaf Hulstaert (1900-1990), two Belgian MSC missionaries, founded the africanist periodical 'Æquatoria', which put emphasis on the linguistic, cultural, and historical particularities of the Mongo peoples of the central Congo basin, as well as on those of neighboring populations. Social consequences entailed by the imposition of colonial rule, jurisdiction, and education, and by the introduction of Christianity, also figured among 'Æquatoria''s main topics of discussion. The periodical 'Æquatoria' was ceased in 1962, but in 1979-1980 Fathers André Claessens and Honoré Vinck (both MSC) revived it under the new name 'Annales Æquatoria'. In that context, they brought together all the documentation, papers, library items, maps, and other materials the founding fathers had accumulated during 50 years, and reorganized them. Since 1987, this cultural and scientific patrimony has been sheltered in a new, publicly accessible location, the Centre Æquatoria.
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Site of the Center of the Negro-African Script in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The CNAS does research on the Mandombe script, invented 1978 by David Wabeladio Payi, a follower of the Kimbanguist Church, in a kind of divine inspiration. The site offers information about the script, its invention, history etc. Furthermore, you can find the Lord's Prayer / Our Father written in several African languages in Latin script as well as in Mandombe. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Publications of Prof. Akinlabi with many fulltext documents for the following languages: Lokaa, Yoruba, Ibibio, Agbirigba (based on the Ogbakiri dialect of Ikwere, an Igboid language), Nkoroo (Nigeria), Kinande (Democratic Republic of the Congo / DRC / Congo-Kinshasa), and Ngwo (Cameroon). His focus is on phonology and tonal phenomena. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Small dictionary / word list for a Swahili dialect / pidgin that is spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), also known as Kingwana. The pidgin is a mixture of Swahili, Lingala and some other Congolese languages. [editors ilissAfrica]
Learn Lingala with this site. You will find the first two lessons (there are more to come), grammar, a dictionary French-Lingala / Lingala-French and links to other webistes relevant for Lingala and for African languages in general. [editors ilissAfrica]