Pongo River (Guinea)

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The Pongo River or Rio Pongo is a river that flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Boffa, Guinea. Its source is located in Fouta Djallon.[1] The surrounding area has also been known as "Pongoland" or "Bongo Country".[2]


Rio Pongo became a significant area for the setting up factories in the transatlantic slave trade.[3]

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  1. ^ "Africans, African Americans, Great Britain and the United States: The Curious History of the Rio Pongo in the Early 19th Century". Black Past.Org. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  2. ^ See Samuel Crighton's Baptismal entry in the All Saints, Poplar, parish register of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets referring to the baptism of Samuel Crighton, son of William Fernandez, a local Luso-African King.
  3. ^ Mouser, Bruce L. (1973). . "Trade, Coasters and conflict in the Rio Pongo from 1790 to 1808" Check |url= value (help). The Journal of African History. 14 (1): 45–64. doi:10.1017/s0021853700012160. 

Coordinates: 10°3′N 14°4′W / 10.050°N 14.067°W / 10.050; -14.067