Bonga was born in the province of Bengo, and left Angola when he was 23 years old to become an athlete, becoming the Portuguese record holder for the 400 metres (Angola was at the time one of portugal’s five African colonies). 86 more words
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“Angola. 1827. A corruption of ANGORA: the fabric made of angora wool”
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 1983.
The Shorter OED has the first recorded incidence of “angola” as 1827, but I stumbled on an unpublished reference to it, in the 1807-16 Disbursement Book of The Retreat asylum, in York. 993 more words