Talk:Afonso I of Kongo

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New Image[edit]

I'm not sure if the new image is in fact Afonso I. Can we get some background. I'm more inclinded to believe this is King Garcia II since he bears a crown. The manikongo weren't wearing crowns until Garcia II's reign. Holla back.Scott Free 18:17, 24 September 2007 (UTC)


Prior Names[edit]

I've deleted the line concerning Afonso's prior names. His Kikongo name is not documented before 1545, which is actually after his death, and then as Mozinga Ancuu, which reflects the sixteenth century pronounciation of his name, when the first syllable was "Mu-" which has become shortened in the mid-17th century to a nasal, "N-" which is what there is today.

Afonso took his Christian name undoubtedly upon his baptism in 1491, and given his convictions is likely to have borne it as his primary name throughout the rest of his life, though like the Kongolese who followed him, he surely also retained his Kikongo name. Beepsie —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.96.237.238 (talk) 01:28, 2 December 2007 (UTC)