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Type Settlement & Other
Scripts Луанда(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. loo-AN-də(English) loo-AHN-də(English) LWAHN-DA(French) LWAN-DA(French) LWAN-da(German, Swedish) loo-AN-da(Italian, Polish, Swedish) LWUN-du(Portuguese) loo-UN-du(Brazilian Portuguese) luw-AN-də(Russian) LOO-an-da(Slovak)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From lu-, a plural marker in several Bantu languages, and ndandu, "value" or "object of commerce", referring to the shells of sea snails, which were used as currency in the ancient kingdoms of Kongo and Ndongo.

This is the name of the capital city and of a sandspit in Angola.
Added 9/3/2021 by VerdeIperbolico