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a state of Nigeria, in the NE. Capital: Gombe. Pop: 2 353 879(2006). Area: 18 768 sq km (7246 sq miles)
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  • Wednesday, October 4th, found them traveling toward the gombe River.

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  • He had never seen such a hunters paradise as that on the river gombe, which waters the country.

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  • We crept along the plain noiselessly to our camp on the banks of the sluggish waters of the gombe.

    How I Found Livingstone Henry M. Stanley
  • We were now in Ukonongo, having entered this district when we crossed the gombe creek.

    How I Found Livingstone Henry M. Stanley
  • On the 7th of February we arrived at the gombe, and camped near one of its largest lakes.

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