A comparison of the numeral system of AN and ST brings to the fore an important fact about their lexical and semantic makeup, namely, the influence of their substrates in a core area of the vocabulary, affecting both form and the meaning of the word, as in AN kuana from Kimbundu
kwana (lexical borrowing), or simply meaning alone, as in ST des-k(u)-ua "ten and one" from Kikongo kumi ye mosi, idem.
Kilombo is an Kimbundu
word meaning an "encampment of warriors" brought from Angola to Brazil in the 16th century by African prisoners of war.
Lembrar que a mae da minha mulher, ja nasceu em Angola, nasceu na cidade do Agostinho Neto, a minha mulher nasceu em Angola e todos eles eram daquela regiao dominada pelos kimbundu
e todos eles eram MPLA e eu fui ideologicamente do MPLA.
As early as the 17th century, the languages of Angola (principally Kimbundu
) were the most common among Afro-descendents born in Buenos Aires and the colonies--including Paraguay--supplied from that port (Tardieu 2005).
His study concludes that the majority of the enslaved came from twenty-one linguistic groups and 116 ethnicities, with almost three-quarters identified as Kikongo, Kimbundu
Proverbs of engolo as found in the Kimbundu
language of Angola include: Wankya kengolo mutanbo kwapkwapo 'Who is killed / struck down in the engolo does not make a wake' and Wankya kengolo kalilwa 'Who is killed / struck down in the engolo is not cried for.'
Em relacao a nossa lingua, o que falta e a conscientizacao de que as palavras africanas que fazem parte dessa construcao sao oriundas do Kimbundu
e do Kicongo, linguas bantas faladas em Angola.
Portuguese vs kimbundu
: language use in the colony of Angola (1575-c.1845).
The term Zombie itself was derived from a translation of the Kimbundu
term nzube meaning "ghost" or "spirit of a dead person" (Bishop 2006: 197).