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[loo-an-duh, -ahn-] /luˈæn də, -ˈɑn-/
a seaport in and the capital of Angola, in SW Africa.
Also, Loanda
[loh-an-duh, -ahn-; Portuguese loo-ahn-duh] /loʊˈæn də, -ˈɑn-; Portuguese lʊˈɑ̃ də/ (Show IPA)
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  • His wife was a negress from loanda, very large and very noisy.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • 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.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • I was notified at the time of their transit that our money in loanda was all used up.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • He knew that loanda, second only in importance to MWanga, was among the slain.

    The Message Louis Tracy
  • Portugal ordered for loanda a set of street lamps from England.

    West African studies Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  • There is not a single English merchant at loanda, and only two American.

  • Stanley gave his poor followers eight days' rest at Kabinda and then in a Portuguese vessel proceeded to loanda.

    Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa

    Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
  • At loanda, capital of the kingdom of Angola, a firkin of wine sells for above thirty pounds sterling.

    Ebrietatis Encomium Boniface Oinophilus
  • He therefore returned to Linyanti; and there began preparations for the journey to loanda on the coast.

British Dictionary definitions for loanda


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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