The Kuba Kingdom is a conglomerate of several Bushongo-speaking principalities as well as the Kete, Coofa, and Mbeengi. The original Kuba migrated during the 16th century from the north. Nineteen different ethnic groups are included in the kingdom, which still exists and is presided over by the King (nyim). Its legendary people are known as the Bakuba. The Bakuba brought peace and prosperity to their region. The peace and prosperity gave birth to novel arts and crafts. Bakuba arts and crafts are amongst the most celebrated artworks in the world.