Gabon - History __ "Bantu peoples began to migrate
to what is now Gabon from Cameroon and eastern Nigeria at least 2,000 years
ago. The Portuguese sighted the coast as early as 1470 and gave Gabon its
name because the shape of the Rio de Como estuary reminded them of a "gabao,"
a Portuguese hooded cloak." An essay about the history of Gabon. -
From nationsencyclopedia.com -
Gabon History __ "There are only two things that
appear certain about Gabon: the first is that its precolonial history is
shrouded in uncertainty; and the second is that whatever its history, it has
come a long way in a relatively short period of time." A colorful
history of Gabon. - From lonelyplanet.com -
History __ "The Republic of Gabon moved peacefully into
independence in 1960 after a three-year period of internal self-government.
A French-style constitution was adopted the following year and Léon MBa
became Gabons first President." A good general history of Gabon along
with additional information about the country. - From iexplore.com -
History of Gabon __ "From the 1300's until the
present time Bantu groups immigrated into Gabon from several directions to
escape enemies or to find new land. Little is known of tribal life before
European contact but tribal art suggests a rich cultural heritage."
You will find an encyclopedic article with links to additional resources. -
From wikipedia -