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King of the Bailundo Kingdom in Angola Visits Brazilian Community Descended from Self-escaped Slaves 

King Ekuikui VI is his nation’s most important king, representing the largest Angolan ethnic group the Ovimbundu peoples. While Bailundo is a non-sovereign kingdom, he holds political importance and is often consulted by Angolan authorities. The king visited Rio’s Valongo Wharf, a UNESCO world heritage site where as many as 900-thousand slaves made landfall after crossing the Atlantic Ocean, considered “the most important physical trace of the arrival of African slaves on the American continent.”