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[loo-an-duh, -ahn-]
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  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for loanda


  1. a variant spelling of Luanda



  1. 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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