Angola

   A southwest African country subject to Portuguese penetration in the sixteeneth century. Together with the Imbangala, an indigenous people of the interior, the Portuguese used Angola principally as a source of slaves for transport to Brazil. Only the intensified colonization of the continent during the Scramble for Africa motivated Portugal to move inland with a settler policy crafted to keep Angola from other European powers. Although Lisbon aspired to an empire in southern Africa stretching from Angola on the Atlantic Coast to Mozambique on the Indian Ocean, the British establishment of Bechuanaland in 1885 and the subsequent extension of the charter of the British South Africa Company to territory north of the Zambezi River in 1889 prevented this.
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   FURTHER READING:
    Clarence-Smith, W.G. The Third Portuguese Empire, 1825-1975. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1985.
   CARL CAVANAGH HODGE

Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914. 2014.

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