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Congo (Brazzaville)
Traditional states


Note: This record concerns the two most prominent traditional polities.

Lwgu (Loango)

[Loango (Lwaagu) royal flag
              (Congo-Brazzaville)]

c.1600                     baKongo kingdom of Lwgu founded; 
                             known to Europeans as Loango. 
1773                       Kde dynasty founded. 

Rulers (title Ngga mvumba)
1773 - 1787                Nbo Sinda
.... - ....                Mwe Pwati I "Kamgu" 
                            (promoted to the style of Ma Lwgu)
.... - ....                Nguli Nkama Loemba 
.... - ....                Nibi 
.... - ....                Nbo 
18.. - 1879                Makoso "Tutili nvula" 
1879 - 1885                Makoso Mansgu 
1885 - ....                Mwe Pratta 
.... - ....                Loemba la Nkmbisi "Nvuduka saala" 
.... - ....                Mafuka Pwati -Regent
1920 - 1923                Mwe Loemba "Nkhasu Manthatta," 
                             "'nuni cilgo" 
1923 - 1926                Cibukili Mwe Pwati II "Katamatu"       (d. 1929) 
1926 - 1931                Vacant 
18 Mar 1931 -  3 May 1975  Mwe Pwati III "Usgama"                (b. 1886 - d. 1975)
1975 - 2000                Franois Xavier Tchitembo -Regent

 4 Nov 2000 - 11 Aug 2007  Mwe Tati I                             (b. 1933 - d. 2007)
11 Aug 2007 - 29 Aug 2009  Vacant
29 Aug 2009 -              Mwe Makosso IV


Tyo (Tk)

1882                       Incorporated into French Congo. 

Rulers (title Uukoo)
.... - ....                Ngantso 
.... - ....                Opontaba 
.... - ....                Ncu acumpfiri 
.... - ....                Pieele 
.... - ....                Nge ilieele 
.... - ....                Ngoolua 
1880? - 1892               Iloo I  
1892 - 1899                Mbandieele  
1899 - 1907                Ikukuri "Opfulipfa"  
1907 - 1918                Ngaayo  
1918 - 1928                Vacant 
1928 - 1930                Mundzwaani  
1930 - 1931                Ngamvaala
1931 - 1934                Andibi  
1934 - 1939                Ngankia Mbandieele  
1939 - 1947                Nkima  
1947 - 1964                Ntsaalu  
1964 - 19..                Iloo II
1991 - 1998                Pierre Miolami Wawa                (d. 1998)
Oct 1998 - 24 Mar 2004     Gaston Ngouayoulou                 (d. 2004)
24 Oct 2004 -              Auguste Nguempio                   (b. c.1926)
Feb 2005 -                 Maurice Intsilambia (in opposition)






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