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[ben-gel-uh, -gey-luh, beng-]
  1. a seaport in SW Angola.
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Historical Examples of benguela

  • Near the Gaboon river it is called wambee; and in Benguela, kissumba.

    Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)

    Carl Engel

  • These Gagas were not contented to stay in this place of Benguela, although they lacked almost nothing.

  • So we went fifty on shore, and left our ship riding in the Bay of Benguela to stay for us.

  • Benguela; closely allied both in language and appearance, and nations whose place in the Kaffre division has long been recognised.

  • The Benguela took a black pilot aboard and proceeded straight up to the port of Banana.

British Dictionary definitions for benguela


  1. a port in W Angola: founded in 1617; a terminus (with Lobito) of the railway that runs from Beira in Mozambique through the Copper Belt of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Pop: about 200 000 (1990 est)
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