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Zende Brochure
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The Zende settled in the Uele River region (in the present day DRC) in the late 18th century, subjugating the natives, whom they reorganized into kingdoms and chiefdoms. Even though the Zende assimilated dozens of different tribes and peoples, they themselves underwent cultural fusion, for they adopted farming and gradually gave up hunting in the 19th century. This mutual assimilation, however, was insufficient to remove the social distinction between conquered and conqueror, the originally foreign ruling aristocracy and the common people.

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Lango Brochure
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Although accounts of the history of the Langi are debated and somewhat conflicting, the group is most likely descendants of the Luo-speaking Nilotic people who migrated south from Abyssinia in the early 15th century. Langi tradition asserts that Langi originated from a mountain called Otukei or Awil. The mountain was alleged to have abundant rainfall. Due to linguistic evidence, the Langi are also related to several neighboring Ugandan and Kenyan tribes such as the Karimojong, Jie, Dodoth, Lotuko, Topsa, Turkana, iteso, Kumam, and Karimojong, suggesting a similar history and origin.

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Luba Brochure
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The origins of the Luba People date back to 1500AD when the thriving Luba Kingdom emerged as a single unified state in the grasslands of the Upemba Depression in the Katanga region of what is known today as Democratic Republic of the Congo. The kingdom thrived in the Indian Ocean trade by producing salt, palm oil, dried fish and later various agricultural implements such as maize and cassava

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