- a river in S Africa, flowing S and W from Zambia through E Angola and Zambia and then E along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe into and through central Mozambique to the Indian Ocean. 1650 miles (2657 km) long.
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How else could he prove that the Zambezi was “a highway” into the interior?
He had already taken Mary and their three children on two journeys to the Zambezi region.
In 1851 he went north again, and came upon numerous rivers flowing north, affluents of the Zambezi.
The peoples on the Zambezi and the great lakes cry in sudden fear or joy: "O, my mother!"Darkwater
W. E. B. Du Bois
We have desired delay, and we have had it, and we are now practically masters of Africa from the Zambezi to the Cape.The Last Boer War
H. Rider Haggard
Protopterus is represented by three African species, which inhabit rivers and swamps from the Senegal to the Zambezi.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
In the east the tableland falls away to the basins of the Congo and Zambezi, to the south it merges into a barren sandy desert.
- a river in S central and E Africa, rising in NW Zambia and flowing across E Angola back into Zambia, continuing south to the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, then east forming the Zambia–Zimbabwe border, and finally crossing Mozambique to the Indian Ocean: the fourth longest river in Africa. Length: 2740 km (1700 miles)
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