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Mombasa

[mom-bah-sah, -bas-uh] /mɒmˈbɑ sɑ, -ˈbæs ə/
noun
1.
an island in S Kenya.
2.
a seaport on this island.
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  • Arrived at Eden Vale, the waggons had to return to Mombasa in the same manner.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • The agents in London, Trieste, and Mombasa were each paid £800 per annum.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • With this in view, the road to Mombasa was thoroughly repaired.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • In September even Mombasa was delightful, but in January it was very hot.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • Mombasa is a little island about two by three miles in extent.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • The latter had been in Mombasa before, but to-day his head was full of the expedition.

    The Rogue Elephant Elliott Whitney
  • This mission now comprises eight stations with Mombasa as its base.

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

Mombasa

/mɒmˈbæsə/
noun
1.
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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