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The Republic of Angola is a country in south-central Africa bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the north, Namibia in the south, Zambia in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. As a Portuguese colony from the 16th century to 1975, Angola was a fruitful destination for Roman Catholic and Protestant missionaries and is today an overwhelmingly Christian country. However, at the same time when Angola received Western Christianity, it also sent its own religious influences across the Atlantic via the indigenous religions practiced by slaves and the African Christianity practiced by emigrants.

Christianity first took root in Angola with Portuguese Roman Catholic missionaries in the late 15th century. The first Protestant missionaries, Baptists from Britain, arrived much later, in ...

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