Centre Æquatoria: Centre de Recherches Culturelles Africanistes

Mongo (language)
The Centre Æquatoria is a research center, library, and collection of archives, annex guesthouse, specialized in the languages, cultures, and the (pre-colonial and colonial) history of sub-Saharan Africa, with special emphasis on the peoples of the central Congo basin. It also produces a yearly africanist periodical, called 'Annales Æquatoria'. It is located on the premises of the Catholic mission station of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (Missionnaires du Sacré-Coeur, MSC) at Bamanya, a village some 10 kms out of Mbandaka, the capital city of the Equateur Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.