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Ethnic groups of Angola 1970 (Area of the Xindonga and neighbouring groups marked yellow

Xindonga is an ethnological term created as a common label for four small ethnic groups existing in the extreme Southeast of "Angola: the Cusso (Mbukushu), the Dilico (or Dirico), the Sambio and the Maxico. These peoples live in that region, which today is the "Cuando Cubango Province, together with other small groups, belonging to the "Ovambo, "Ganguela and "San.[1] The "Xindonga" peoples are living on petty "subsistence agriculture, keeping small animals, and the occasional hunting and/or fishing.


  1. ^ José Redinha, Etnias e culturas de Angola, Luanda: Instituto de Investigação Científica de Angola, 1975

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