The exclave province of Cabinda borders the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Although inhabited since the Paleolithic Era, what is now Angola was molded by Portuguese colonisation.
It began with, and was for centuries limited to, coastal settlements and trading posts established starting in the 16th century.
; Kikongo, Kimbundu and Umbundu: Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in Southern Africa.
It is the seventh-largest country in Africa, bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
It has since become a relatively stable unitary presidential republic.