Definition of Angola

1. Noun. A republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990.

Exact synonyms: Republic Of Angola
Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Terms within: Angolan Capital, Luanda, Huambo, Nova Lisboa, Lobito, Kasai, Kasai River, River Kasai, Zambezi, Zambezi River
Group relationships: Africa
Member holonyms: Angolan, Herero
Derivative terms: Angolan

Definition of Angola

1. n. A fabric made from the wool of the Angora goat.

Definition of Angola

1. Proper noun. A country in southern Africa. Official name: Republic of Angola. ¹

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Definition of Angola

1. angora [adj]

Medical Definition of Angola

1. A republic in southern africa, southwest of democratic republic of the congo and west of zambia. Its capital is luanda. It was formerly a portuguese overseas province called portuguese west africa, having been reached by portuguese sailors in 1483, with portuguese rule established in 1575. Its status was changed from colony to overseas province in 1951 and it received its independence in 1975. Angola is named for n'gola, a native ruler there in the 16th century. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Angola

angola (current term)
angola pea
angor animi
angor pectoris
angostura bark
angoumois grain moth
angoumois moth

Literary usage of Angola

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"Of angola, the Warres betwixt Congo and angola: their manner of warfare. The present King- dome of Congo bounded. Of Bamba, one of the sixe Princes of Congo ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1902)
"EARLY TRAVEL IN angola. ... many obscurities of the text, but of the whole history of early European intercourse with angola which Mr. Havenstein supplies. ..."

3. Landmines: A Deadly Legacy by Arms Project (Human Rights Watch), Physicians for Human Rights (U.S.) (1993)
"Estimates of the number of landmines planted in angola run as high as 20 million, ... The future of angola looks bleak. A return to fighting has resulted in ..."

4. Still Killing: Landmines in Southern Africa by Alex Vines (1997)
"The most common estimates for the number of mines in angola range from nine to fifteen million. The Colonial "First War" The nationalist struggle started in ..."

5. Laws and Ordinances of New Netherland, 1638-1674 by New York (State)., Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan (1868)
"Secondly, that the permit to proceed to angola abovementioned shall be granted ... Thirdly, that those willing to go to angola, shall, previous to their ..."

6. Hakluytus posthumus or Purchas his pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"And now, forasmuch as we have oftentimes made mention of the Kingdome of angola, this will bee a very convenient place for us to intreat thereof; ..."

7. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1825)
"The different meanings attached to the name of angola, Kingdom have caused some confusion in the accounts ot travellers in Low Guinea. ..."

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