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Lubumbashi

[loo-boo m-bah-shee] /lʊˈbʊm bɑ ʃi/
noun
1.
a city in the S Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Formerly Elisabethville.

Shaba

[shah-buh] /ˈʃɑ bə/
noun
1.
a province in the SE Democratic Republic of the Congo: important mining area. 191,878 sq. mi. (496,964 sq. km).
Capital: Lubumbashi.
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British Dictionary definitions for Lubumbashi

Lubumbashi

/ˌluːbʊmˈbæʃɪ/
noun
1.
a city in the S Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre): founded in 1910 as a copper-mining centre; university (1955). Pop: 1 102 000 (2005 est) Former name (until 1966) Elisabethville

Shaba

/ˈʃɑːbə/
noun
1.
the former name (1972–97) of Katanga
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