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Greeks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Greeks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

D.R. Congo

The first Greek communities in the [1]


In the early to mid 20th century nearly all Congolese cities on the Belgian side had a Greek community and usually all hailing from a particular part of Greece as people would arrive, get settled in and send for their families.[2] By the 1920s there were established Greek fishing and trading communities in the trading cities of [4] In response to the 2008 humanitarian emergency in the Congo Greece dispatched $500,000 in aid.[5]


Most Greeks speak French as their native language. Some can only speak Greek, with others speaking Bantu languages.


  1. ^ a b Hellenic Republic: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Democratic Republic of Congo: The Greek Community
  2. ^ a b Gary Stewart, Rumba on the River, Verso, 2003, ISBN 1-85984-368-9, ch. 2
  3. ^ Karen Tranberg Hansen, Salaula: The World of Secondhand Clothing and Zambia, p.72-74 ,University of Chicago Press, 2000, ISBN 0-226-31580-0,
  4. ^ Declan Walsh, City Life: Kisangani - Congo's last few Greeks look back in wonder, The Independent, (London), Oct 2, 2000
  5. ^ Greek aid to Congo

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