Kingdom of Lunda

Lunda shown in the lower middle of the map in pink.

The Nation of Lunda (c. 1665 CE – c. 1887 CE) was a confederation of states in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, north-eastern Angola, and north-western Zambia, its central state was in Katanga.


Initially, the core of what would become the Lunda confederation was a commune called a Gaand in the kiLunda language. It was ruled over by a monarch called the Mwata Gaand. One of these rulers, Ilunga Tshibinda, came from the nation of Luba where his brother ruled and married a royal woman from a nation to their south. Their son became the first paramount ruler of the Lunda, creating the title of Mwata Yamvo (c. 1664 CE).

Other Languages
asturianu: Imperiu lunda
беларуская: Лунда (дзяржава)
català: Imperi Lunda
español: Imperio lunda
français: Royaume Lunda
Bahasa Indonesia: Kerajaan Lunda
íslenska: Lundaveldið
Kiswahili: Ufalme wa Lunda
lietuvių: Lunda
norsk: Lundariket
português: Reino Lunda
svenska: Lundariket
українська: Лунда (держава)
Yorùbá: Lunda