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Portuguese term or phrase:Banzas e Sobados
English translation:Banzas and Sobados
Entered by: Humberto Ribas
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16:58 Sep 12, 2007
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Social Sciences - Anthropology / Angolan society structures
Portuguese term or phrase: Banzas e Sobados
"...os povos das aldeias existentes, que hoje ainda são só dez por cento do que em tempos havia, mas que começam a organizar-se à volta dos Sobas, formando as Banzas e os Sobados."

I understand that a Soba is a West African tribal chief, so I imagine that Banzas and Sobados are some sort of social organisation. Maybe they don't need to be translated but I'd like that confirmed if possible, so I'm sure I'm using the terms correctly in context.

Angolan Portuguese, of course.
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Local time: 12:10
Banzas and Sobados
Explanation:
Though I speak Brazilian Portuguese and couldn't give you the equivalent term in Angolan, I hope this helps you. I think you shouldn't translate it, just use the original term and an explanation in parentheses.

Banza = senzala = slave house or quarter where a traditional chief lives
Sobado = territory governed by a soba.
Soba = chief of African tribe
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Humberto Ribas
Brazil
Local time: 07:10
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Thanks for the interesting information, Humberto.
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Banzas and Sobados


Explanation:
Though I speak Brazilian Portuguese and couldn't give you the equivalent term in Angolan, I hope this helps you. I think you shouldn't translate it, just use the original term and an explanation in parentheses.

Banza = senzala = slave house or quarter where a traditional chief lives
Sobado = territory governed by a soba.
Soba = chief of African tribe


Humberto Ribas
Brazil
Local time: 07:10
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thanks for the interesting information, Humberto.
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