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Boma

[boh-muh] /ˈboʊ mə/
noun
1.
a city in the W Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the Zaire (Congo) River.
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  • On the night of December the twenty-third I sat out in a Boma watching for lions.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • The lion can not get into the Boma unless he jumps up and comes in from the top.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • He resolved to leave the river and make direct for the coast at Boma.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • “One animal is enough to shoot from a Boma,” whispered Mr. Lewis.

    The Forest of Mystery

    James H. Foster
  • Then, rising from the meal, the explorers made their way to the Boma.

    The Forest of Mystery

    James H. Foster
  • Near as they were to the Boma, they could easily have been shot by the hunters.

    The Forest of Mystery

    James H. Foster
  • When they finally reached the spot, they found the Boma just as they had built it.

    The Forest of Mystery

    James H. Foster
  • It's none of my business, but I'll mention the matter when I get back to Boma.

    Samba Herbert Strang
  • I'm off to Boma; will write you again from there if I can find a means of sending the letter.

    Samba Herbert Strang
  • You vill have opportunity to zink about my vords as you promenade yourselves to Boma.

    Samba Herbert Strang
British Dictionary definitions for Boma

boma

/ˈboːma/
noun (in central and E Africa)
1.
an enclosure, esp a palisade or fence of thorn bush, set up to protect a camp, herd of animals, etc
2.
  1. a police post
  2. a magistrate's office
Word Origin
C19: from Swahili

Boma

/ˈbəʊmə/
noun
1.
a port in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), on the Congo River, capital of the Belgian Congo until 1926: forest products. Pop: 607 000 (2005 est)
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