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ID: 8060255
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Matamba (former nation/state/empire)  Matamba (former nation/state/empire)

Coordinates:
Lat: 09 29 24 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -9.4900  decimal degrees
Long: 016 25 12 E  degrees minutes   Long: 16.4200  decimal degrees

Note: Former kingdom, notably ruled by women, located in present-day Angola. Active from before the 16th century, the kingdom was conquered by neighboring ruler Njinga, and fought against the Portuguese until a truce in 1656. Matamba, despite civil wars, had largely friendly relations with the Portuguese until the 19th century, when conflict increased. After 1909, Matamba was enveloped into Portuguese Angola.

Names:
Matamba (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Angola (nation)  ........  Angola (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Matamba (former nation/state/empire)  ............  Matamba (former nation/state/empire) (P)

Place Types:
former nation/state/empire (preferred, C)
kingdom (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Matamba..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 1 December 2015
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 1 December 2015
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 1 December 2015

 

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