Queen Nzingha of Ndongo Village

Nzingha Mbande (1583-1663) was the Queen of the kingdoms of Ambundu de Ndongo (1624-1663) and Matamba (1631-1663), located in present-day northern Angola. Born into the ruling Ndongo family, Nzinga received military and political training since childhood and demonstrated her ability to resolve political crises as an ambassador to the Portuguese Empire. Later, after the death […]