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Title:Os Nyanja, o U.M.C.A. e a companhia do Niassa, 1880-1930
Author:Stuart, Richard
Periodical:Revista internacional de estudos Africanos
Geographic terms:Mozambique
Abstract:Text in Portuguese. In the period 1880-1930 the history of the Nyanja of northeastern Mozambique was successively influenced by the English members of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa (UMCA), whose arrival in 1882 represented the first significant alien intrusion, and the agents of the Portuguese Companhia do Niassa, whose arrival in 1900 inaugurated thirty years of maladministration, economic stagnation and emigration. Gradually the company, the mission and the Nyanja established a modus vivendi which meant that, except for brief periods before and after the First World War, the people were spared the horrors of company rule. In 1929 the company's charter was cancelled, links with British Nyasaland gradually withered, and Nyanja territory was absorbed into the Portuguese administrative system. The article is a Portuguese translation of a revised version of a paper originally presented to the 1976 conference of the African Studies Association, Boston. Notes, sum. in English.