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Title:The Migration of the Fang into Central Gabon during the Nineteenth Century: A New Interpretation
Author:Chamberlin, Christopher
Year:1978
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:11
Issue:3
Pages:429-456
Language:English
Geographic term:Gabon
Subjects:Fang
migration
Urbanization and Migration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/217312
Abstract:During the 1840s two powerful groups established themselves in the Gabon Estuary region: the Europeans and the Fang, Because Europeans were so interested in the Fang, there is a large quantity of written source material documenting their migration. This article uses previously unconsulted evidence and reconstructs an outline of Fang society at the point of contact with the West, the mechanics of the Fang migration, the timing of their movements, the identity of the participants and their migratory paths, and finally the causes of the migration. Map, notes.

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