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The AbaWanga

The AbaWanga Kingdom:

The Wanga (AbaWanga) are a nation of the Luhya people and a historical Kingdom within present day Kenya. They mainly occupy Kakamega County, one of the most densely populated counties in Kenya. The Wanga Kingdom was the most highly developed and centralised kingdom in Kenya’s entire history before the advent of British colonialism in the early 1900s. Today the AbaWanga number around 732,000 and retain the Nabongo as their cultural monarch. The current Nabongo is Peter Mumia II

Contents

  • 1 Origins
  • 2 Settlement
  • 3 Family and Traditional Life
  • 4 The Extent of the Wanga Kingdom
  • 5 Economic activities
  • 6 Nabongo Peter Mumia II
  • 7 See also
  • 8 External links
  • 9 Nabongo Cultural Centre
  • 10 The Way Forward
  • 11 Luwanga-English Dictionary

Origins

The Wanga ancestors were part of the migration that settled in the Kampala area and formed the Buganda Kingdom. In their culture, a king’s brother or cousin from the paternal line is eligible…

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