- a seaport in and the capital of Angola, in SW Africa.
Also Lo·an·da [loh-an-duh, -ahn-; Portuguese loo-ahn-duh] /loʊˈæn də, -ˈɑn-; Portuguese lʊˈɑ̃ də/.
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Examples from the Web for loanda
His wife was a negress from Loanda, very large and very noisy.Tales of Unrest
He had not been to Loanda, so he had never seen the sea before.A Book of Discovery
Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
Loanda contains a population of nearly 20,000 people, about one-third of whom are white.
I was notified at the time of their transit that our money in Loanda was all used up.
He knew that Loanda, second only in importance to MWanga, was among the slain.The Message
- a variant spelling of Luanda
- the capital of Angola, a port in the west, on the Atlantic: founded in 1576, it became a centre of the slave trade to Brazil in the 17th and 18th centuries; oil refining. Pop: 2 839 000 (2005 est)Official name: São Paulo de Loanda
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