The New International Encyclopædia/Lunda

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search

LUNDA, lụn'dȧ. Bantu peoples living north of Lake Bangweolo, British Central Africa. They are tall, well proportioned, with regular features, and a complexion lighter than among other tribes of the Bantus. They depend on agriculture and trade in ivory and slaves. They file the teeth, tattoo themselves, and smear the body with oil. All travelers agree that the Lunda are a mild, inoffensive people, remarkable in Africa for the deference they show to their women.