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[boo-luh-wey-yoh, -wah-] /ˌbu ləˈweɪ yoʊ, -ˈwɑ-/
a city in SW Zimbabwe: mining center. Unabridged
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  • Bulawayo is distant from Fort Salisbury two hundred and eighty miles.

  • When I should have done so to their satisfaction, I should be permitted to proceed to Bulawayo.

  • After three days they returned to Bulawayo, and found their pilot impatient to be off.

    The Rhodesian

    Gertrude Page
  • The grave is about twenty-eight miles from Bulawayo, in the heart of the Matopo Hills.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • Every one goes in his shirtsleeves, and derby hats are not sold in Bulawayo.

  • The best route to reach Salisbury or Bulawayo is from Beira.

  • To the former place it is some 300 miles, and to Bulawayo nearly 700 miles.

  • At thirty-five miles from Bulawayo we came to the Matoppo Siding.

    Through South Africa Henry M. Stanley
  • That is the position acquired by Bulawayo by the railway from Cape Town.

    Through South Africa Henry M. Stanley
British Dictionary definitions for Bulawayo


a city in SW Zimbabwe founded (1893) on the site of the kraal of Lobengula, the last Matabele king; the country's main industrial centre. Pop: 693 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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