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Katanga

[kuh-tahng-guh, -tang-] /kəˈtɑŋ gə, -ˈtæŋ-/
noun
1.
former name of Shaba.
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  • He spans the whole period of Katanga development for he first arrived in 1909.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • When the railway from the Katanga is constructed its prestige will increase.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • Eight days south of Katanga, the natives declare the fountains to be.

    How I Found Livingstone Henry M. Stanley
  • Only last year twelve Boer wagons appeared upon the Katanga border and were, contrary to all international law, warned off.

    The Crime of the Congo Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • It will also provide a shorter outlet to Europe for the copper in the Katanga district of the Congo.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • Before the advent of civilization the Katanga blacks dealt mainly in slaves and in copper.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • In the acquiescence to this request the Katanga indirectly owes much of its advance.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • The Katanga is, with the exception of certain palm fruit areas, the bulwark of British interests in the Congo.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • His chief problem was to get the copper from the Katanga to Europe in the shortest possible time.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • The Katanga is not only a huge copper area but it has immense stores of coal, tin, zinc and other valuable commodities.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
British Dictionary definitions for Katanga

Katanga

/kəˈtæŋɡə/
noun
1.
a region of SE Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre): site of a secessionist movement during the 1960s and again in 1993; important for hydroelectric power and rich mineral resources (copper and tin ore). Pop: estimates vary between 4 000 000 (1998) and 8 000 000 (2006). Area: 496 964 sq km (191 878 sq miles) Former name (1972–97) Shaba
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