RSG Chapter 6 Lesson 3 The Kongo Kingdom

In this lesson, you will read about the Kongo Kingdom in southern Africa and how it was changed by contact with Europeans.  You will see how the issue of slavery affected relations between the two groups.

The Kongo Kingdom

The Kongo Kingdom

A Kingdom Arises on the Atlantic

Villages were grouped into and then the districts were grouped into provinces.  The appointed governors to run the provinces.

Kongo and Portugal

He made the official religion of Kongo.

Kongo and the Slave Trade

The trade caused a collapse in the relationship between the two.

Terms and Names

  • Kongo
    Kingdom on the western coast of Africa
  • Mbanza
    capital city of the Kongo kingdom
  • Afonso I
    Kongo ruler who spread European influence