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[yoo-bang-gee, oo-bahng-]
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  1. French Oubangi. a river in W central Africa, forming part of the boundary between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic, flowing W and S into the Congo (Zaire) River. 700 miles (1125 km) long.
  2. a woman of the Sara tribe in the Central African Republic whose lips are pierced and stretched around flat wooden disks.
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Historical Examples

  • The natives whom he expected to confront were the Uyanzi and Ubangi.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • These are peculiar to the Ubangi and are rarely worn by other tribes.

  • On September 2nd we reach Imese, the first place on the Ubangi where there are white men.

  • The banks of the Ubangi descend as a rule, sheer into deep water and are often indeed miniature cliffs.

  • Brass collars and bangles are very uncommon on the Ubangi and beads take their place.

British Dictionary definitions for ubangi


  1. a river in central Africa, flowing west and south, forming the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) and the Central African Republic and Congo-Brazzaville, into the River Congo. Length (with the Uele): 2250 km (1400 miles)French name: Oubangui
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