Cassinga

Cassinga is a former town in the Huíla province of southern Angola.

The transliteration Kassinga is also commonly used, with the "K" being a mutation of the original Portuguese name either by German miners, or by indigenous people in whose language the letter "K" is also common. Photographs of the name in stone next to the road indicate local use the original Portuguese spelling.

Read more about Cassinga:  History, Railway

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