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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://[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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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]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Census|Census]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Dwellings|Dwellings]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Language and Languages|Languages]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Nobility|Nobility]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Occupations|Occupations]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
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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

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Popular Discussions

  • 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).

Did You Know?

  • Congo means hunter.

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