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Formerly the Belgian colony of the Belgian Congo, the country's post-independence name was the Republic of the Congo until August 1, 1964, when its name was changed to Democratic Republic of the Congo (to distinguish it from the neighboring [[Republic of the Congo|Republic of the Congo]]). On October 27, 1971, then-President Mobutu renamed the country Zaire, from a Portuguese mispronunciation of the Kikongo word nzere or nzadi, which translates to "the river that swallows all rivers." Following the First Congo War which led to the overthrow of Mobutu in 1997, the country was renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo. See https://[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html]
  
Formerly the Belgian colony of the Belgian Congo, the country's post-independence name was the Republic of the Congo until August 1, 1964, when its name was changed to Democratic Republic of the Congo (to distinguish it from the neighboring Republic of the Congo). On October 27, 1971, then-President Mobutu renamed the country Zaire, from a Portuguese mispronunciation of the Kikongo word nzere or nzadi, which translates to "the river that swallows all rivers." Following the First Congo War which led to the overthrow of Mobutu in 1997, the country was renamed '''Democratic Republic of the Congo'''. See https://[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html]<!--{12057928193692} --> <!--{12057928193693} -->
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*[http://www.africagenweb.org/congodemocratic/index.html AfricaGenWeb for the Democratic Republic of the Congo]
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*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/afs/cty/ccg/ccghome.html African and Middle Eastern Reading Room]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/congo.html Congo Genealogy]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/congo-democratic-republic-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Congo Democratic Republic]
  
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*AFR-CONGO. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To subscribe send "subscribe" to '''afr-congo-l-request@rootsweb.com''' (mail mode) or '''afr-congo-d-request@rootsweb.com''' (digest mode).
  
* Congo means hunter.<br>
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*Congo means hunter.
  
* AFR-CONGO. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Republic of the Congo. To subscribe send "subscribe" to '''afr-congo-l-request@rootsweb.com''' (mail mode) or '''afr-congo-d-request@rootsweb.com''' (digest mode). <br>
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Formerly the Belgian colony of the Belgian Congo, the country's post-independence name was the Republic of the Congo until August 1, 1964, when its name was changed to Democratic Republic of the Congo (to distinguish it from the neighboring Republic of the Congo). On October 27, 1971, then-President Mobutu renamed the country Zaire, from a Portuguese mispronunciation of the Kikongo word nzere or nzadi, which translates to "the river that swallows all rivers." Following the First Congo War which led to the overthrow of Mobutu in 1997, the country was renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo. See https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html

Getting Started with Democratic Republic of the Congo Research

Jurisdictions

(Your text or images here)

Research Tools

  • (helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
  • (language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)

Popular Discussions

  • AFR-CONGO. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To subscribe send "subscribe" to afr-congo-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or afr-congo-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

Did You Know?

  • Congo means hunter.

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

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