- an island in S Kenya.
- a seaport on this island.
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Examples from the Web for mombasa
Neither Arabic or Swahili writings make note of Gedi, despite it being located 65 miles from the port city of Mombasa.Kenya Has Its Own Machu Picchu—the Lost Town of Gedi
September 18, 2014
On Tuesday, “unknown assailants” gunned down Makaburi as he was leaving a courthouse outside Mombasa.Death Squads in Kenya’s Shadow War on Shabaab Sympathizers
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The payment of ransoms is often done in Nairobi, Mombasa and European capitals, London in particular.The Pirate Whisperer
February 5, 2009
Arrived at Eden Vale, the waggons had to return to Mombasa in the same manner.
The agents in London, Trieste, and Mombasa were each paid £800 per annum.
With this in view, the road to Mombasa was thoroughly repaired.
In September even Mombasa was delightful, but in January it was very hot.
Mombasa is a little island about two by three miles in extent.
- a port in S Kenya, on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean: the chief port for Kenya, Uganda, and NE Tanzania; became British in 1887, capital of the East African Protectorate until 1907. Pop: 828 000 (2005 est)
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