Bantu

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Synonyms for Bantu

a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa

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As highly sought-after experts on the natural and spiritual world, they facilitated Bantu expansion that began as early as 5000 BCE; were pivotal figures in the spread of iron technology; assisted in the evolution of chiefship, the rise of territorial politics, and great kingdoms; and, after AD 1400, became vital suppliers in the Atlantic trade complex.
The book fairly represents the continuing nature of the debate about the Bantu expansion.
The earliest inhabitants of Congo were Pygmy peoples, who were largely replaced and absorbed by Bantu tribes during Bantu expansions.