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Lualaba

[loo-ah-lah-bah] /ˌlu ɑˈlɑ bɑ/
noun
1.
a river in the SE Democratic Republic of the Congo: a headstream of the Congo (Zaire) River. 400 miles (645 km) long.
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  • Two years after he started he was at Nyangwé on the Lualaba.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • The party travelled northwards at some distance east of the Lualaba.

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    Sven Anders Hedin
  • The natives themselves did not know whither the Lualaba ran.

    From Pole to Pole

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  • He knew every one of the thousand nooks, turns, snags and sand-bars of the Lualaba.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • As on the Lualaba and every other river in the Colony, soundings must be taken continually.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • I discovered this state of affairs as soon as I started down the Lualaba.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • Close by where he struck it, was its outlet, the Lualaba, here known as Luapula.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • Part ran by a short course into Tanganyika; part westward into the Lualaba.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • They line the course of the Lualaba for 1500 miles from Nyangwe.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • It was the opinion of these men that the Lualaba flowed northward forever.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
British Dictionary definitions for Lualaba

Lualaba

/ˌluːəˈlɑːbə/
noun
1.
a river in the SE Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), rising in Katanga province and flowing north as the W headstream of the River Congo. Length: about 1800 km (1100 miles)
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