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Nzinga 'Anna' Mbande, Queen of the Ndongo and Matamba (c.1583 - 1663)

"Njinga Mbande", "Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande", "Queen Nzinga", "Nzinga I", "Queen Nzinga Mdongo", "Nzinga Mbandi", "Nzinga Mbande", "Jinga", "Singa", "Zhinga", "Ginga", "Njinga", "Njingha", "Ana Nzinga", "Ngola Nzinga", "Nzinga of Matamba", "Queen Nzinga of Ndongo", "Zinga", "Zingua"

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( ) The history of Nandi and that of her son, Shaka,the great Zulu king and founder of the Zulu nation has mostly been gleaned from oral sources and some written references from the diary of the Afri...

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Indlovukazi Labotsibeni Gwamile Ndluli laMvelase of Swaziland 1899-1921 Regent 1921-25 Joint-Head of State She was regent until the installation of her grand-son as King Shobuza II (1921-82)....

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The Rain Queens of South Africa According to legend, a Kranga chief named Mugodo was warned by his ancestral spirits of a plot by his sons to overthrow him. He had them killed and told his daughter D...

10/21/2011 10/21/2011

The Rain Queens of South Africa According to legend, a Kranga chief named Mugodo was warned by his ancestral spirits of a plot by his sons to overthrow him. He had them killed and told his daughter D...

10/21/2011 10/21/2011

Masalandbo Modjadji, Rain Queen, II (b. - 1894)

"Rider Haggard's "She""

The Rain Queens of South Africa According to legend, a Kranga chief named Mugodo was warned by his ancestral spirits of a plot by his sons to overthrow him. He had them killed and told his daughter D...

10/21/2011 10/21/2011

The Rain Queens of South Africa According to legend, a Kranga chief named Mugodo was warned by his ancestral spirits of a plot by his sons to overthrow him. He had them killed and told his daughter D...

10/21/2011 10/21/2011

The Rain Queens of South Africa According to legend, a Kranga chief named Mugodo was warned by his ancestral spirits of a plot by his sons to overthrow him. He had them killed and told his daughter D...

10/21/2011 10/21/2011

The Rain Queens of South Africa According to legend, a Kranga chief named Mugodo was warned by his ancestral spirits of a plot by his sons to overthrow him. He had them killed and told his daughter D...

10/21/2011 10/21/2011

Mnkabayi (Mkabayi) c1760-c1840 She was the elder sister of the Zulu chief Senzagakhona, for whom she acted as a co-regent during his youth (c1780s) She remained unmarried in order to retain her polit...

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Nanny of the Maroons (Jamaica) MP (c.1686 - 1733)

Queen Nanny or Grandy Nanny, Jamaican National Hero, was a well-known leader of the Jamaican Maroons in the eighteenth century. Historical documents refer to her as the "rebels (sic) old obeah woman," ...

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