As far back as 1898 Great Britain had recognized Germany's right to "assist" the Portuguese to exploit southern Angola, but this had not prevented a British syndicate under Mr. Robert Williams from securing the concession for the Benguella (Lobito Bay) railway.
Farther south the frontal horn tends to disappear more or less completely, as in the Angola G.
The Proteaceous genus, Faurea, occurs in Angola and Madagascar.
The Proteaceous genus, Faurea, occurs in Angola and Madagascar.
In parts where European authority remained weak, as in the hinterland of the Portuguese province of Angola and the adjacent regions of Central Africa, native potentates continued to raid their neighbours, and from this region many labourers were (up to 1910) forcibly taken to work on the cocoa plantation in St Thomas.
Many state convicts are employed in levee construction, and there are convict farms at Angola, Hope, Oakley and Monticello.
The fleet soon after sailed, a squadron being detached against Angola, with the intention of taking possession of that colony, in order to secure a supply of slaves.
Since 1913, however, an extensive diamond field in the Kasai basin along the Angola border has been worked.
From Chilongo, on the Katanga railway, the building of a line westward to the Angola frontier - about 400 m.
A ninth so-called species, described in 1905 from specimens from Angola, is not really distinct from G.
For practical purposes the northern limit of Glossina, as at present known, may be shown on the map by drawing a line from Cape Verde to the Nile a little to the south-east of El Obeid, and thence to the coast of Somaliland at 4° N; while the southern boundary of the genus may similarly be represented by the Cunene river, in the south of Angola, and a line thence to the north-eastern end of St Lucia lake, in Zululand.
Respectively, the average rainfall in Angola 36 in., in Dar-es-Salaam 60 in.
The American Baptists in Liberia (1821) and the Basel Mission in the Gold Coast (1827), the Congregationalists of the United States of America and Canada in Angola, and the English and American Baptists on the Congo (since 1875) have also extensive and prospering agencies.
The Portuguese in Angola and the agents of King Leopold in the Congo State have not been conspicuous friends of missionary enterprise, and the light-hearted childishness of the native character, so well portrayed in Miss Kingsley's writings, shows how difficult it is to build up a strong and stable Christian church.
P. spectabile is the coapim of Angola, but has been acclimatized in Brazil and other tropical countries.
ANGOLA, the general name of the Portuguese possessions on the west coast of Africa south of the equator.
The boundary separating Angola from the Congo Free State.
On the south Angola borders German South-West Africa, the frontier being drawn somewhat S.
The name Angola (a Portuguese corruption of the Bantu word Ngola) is sometimes confined to the 105 m.
Of coast, with its hinterland, between the mouths of the rivers Dande and Kwanza, forming the central portion of the Portuguese dominions in West Africa; in a looser manner Angola is used to designate all the western coast of Africa south of the Congo in the possession of Portugal; but the name is now officially applied to the whole of the province.
Angola is divided into five districts: four on the coast, the fifth, Lunda, wholly inland, being the N.E.
The coast divisions of Angola are Congo on the N.
The boundary between Angola and the Congo State.
==Geology== The rock formations of Angola are met with in three distinct regions: (1) the littoral zone, (2) the median zone formed by a series of hills more or less parallel with the coast, (3) the central plateau.
Among the trees are several which yield excellent timber, such as the tacula (Pterocarpus tinctorius), which grows to an immense size, its wood being blood-red in colour, and the Angola mahogany.
- Angola is rich in both agricultural and mineral resources.
Angola proper, and the whole coast-line of what now constitutes the province of that name, was discovered by Diogo Cam during 1482 and the three following years.
The first governor sent to Angola was Paulo Diaz, a grandson of Bartholomew Diaz, who reduced to submission the region south of the Kwanza nearly as far as Benguella.
After the definite partition of Africa among the European powers, Portugal applied herself with some seriousness to exploit Angola and her other African possessions.
Monteiro, Angola and the River Congo (2 vols.
(London, 1902 and 1908); The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell of Leigh in Angola and the Adjoining Regions (London, 1901), a volume of the Hakluyt Society, edited by E.
Farther west are the tribes of Angola, many of whom were included within the old " Congo empire," of which the kingdom of Loango was an offshoot.
Africa; Angola; Bokke veld Series in S.
Congo, Angola, and by Vaal River and Water berg Series in S.
The Crystal Mountains of Angola may represent its western boundary; while the absence of mesozoic strata beneath the Cretaceous rocks of the mid-Sahara indicates that the system of Karroo lakeland had here reached its most northerly extension.
Surveys made since 1909 showed that the part of southern Angola suitable for European colonization was larger than had been supposed and that the plateau, which is free from tsetse-fly, was well adapted to stock raising.
Forestry and mining are both undeveloped, but the syndicate which since 1908 has worked the Kasai diamond area of the Belgian Congo has also concessions on the Portuguese side, and in 1920 the output of diamonds from Angola was estimated at 120,000 carats.
In northern Angola the railway (metre gauge) from Loanda was carried to Malanje (375 m.) and was bought in July 1918 by the Portuguese Government.
- Southern Angola, in 1909 - II, was regarded as a probable choice by the Jewish Territorial Association as a field for colonization, and Portugal enacted land laws with a view to that contingency.
But Angola was rejected by the Zionists as a home for Jews.
Between 1910 and 1914 chief interest in Angola centred in a very different scheme - the efforts of Germany to include the province in her economic and, ultimately, her political sphere.
In southern Angola itself German agents and so-called scientific missions showed much activity.