List of rulers of the Lunda Empire


List of rulers of the Lunda Empire

The following is a list of the Rulers of the Lunda Empire. The Lunda Empire was a pre-colonial Central African state centered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose sphere of influence stretched into Angola and Zambia. The Lunda were initially ruled by kings with the title "Mwaantaangaand" meaning "owners of the land". This later became "Mwaantayaav" or "Mwaant Yaav" with the rise of Mbala I Yaav.

Mwaantaangaand of Lunda Kingdom

*Nkonda Matit (ruled late 16th century)
*Cibind Yirung (ruled c. 1600-c. 1630)
*Yaav I a Yirung (ruled c. 1630-c. 1660)
*Yaav II a Nawej (ruled c. 1660-c. 1690)

Mwaant Yaav of Lunda Empire

*Mbala I Yaav (ruled c. 1690-c. 1720)
*Mukaz Munying Kabalond (ruled c. 1720)
*Muteba I Kat Kateng (ruled c. 1720-c. 1750)
*Mukaz Waranankong (ruled c. 1750-c. 1767)
*Nawej Mufa Muchimbunj (ruled c. 1767-c. 1775)
*Cikombe Yaava (ruled c. 1775-c. 1800)
*Nawej II Ditend (ruled c. 1800-1852)
*Mulaj a Namwan (ruled 1852-1857)
*Cakasekene Naweej (ruled 1857)
*Muteba II a Cikombe (ruled 1857-1873)
*Mbala II a Kamong Isot (ruled 1873-1874)
*Mbumb I Muteba Kat (ruled 1874-1883)
*Cimbindu a Kasang (ruled 1883-1884)
*Kangapu Nawej (ruled 1884-1885)
*Mudib (ruled 1885-1886)
*Mutand Mukaz (ruled 1886-1887)
*Mbala III a Kalong (ruled 1887)

Mwaant Yaav under the Congo Free State

*Mushidi I a Nambing (ruled 1887-1907)
*Muteba III a Kasang (ruled 1907-1908)

Mwaant Yaav under the Belgian Congo

*Muteba III a Kasang cont. (ruled 1908-1920)
*Kaumba (ruled 1920-1951)
*Yaav a Nawej III (ruled 1951-1960)

Mwaant Yaav under Katanga

*Yaav a Nawej III cont. (ruled 1960-1962)

Mwaant Yaav under Republic of Congo

*Yaav a Nawej III cont. (ruled 1962-1963)
*Mushidi II Kawel a Kamin (ruled 1963-1964)
*Mushidi II Kawel a Kamin (ruled 1964-1965 )
*Muteb II Mushidi cont. (ruled 1965-1971)

Mwaant Yaav under Zaire

*Muteb II Mushidi cont. (ruled 1971-1973)
*Mbumb II Muteb (ruled 1973-1997)

Mwaant Yaav under Democratic Republic of the Congo

*Mbumb II Muteb cont. (ruled 1997- current)

ee also

*Lunda Empire
History of the Democractic Republic of the Congo


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