Boma

[ boh-muh ]
/ ˈboʊ mə /
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noun

a city in the W Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the Zaire (Congo) River.

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boma

/ (ˈboːma) /

noun (in central and E Africa)

an enclosure, esp a palisade or fence of thorn bush, set up to protect a camp, herd of animals, etc
  1. a police post
  2. a magistrate's office

Word Origin for boma

C19: from Swahili

Boma

/ (ˈbəʊmə) /

noun

a port in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), on the Congo River, capital of the Belgian Congo until 1926: forest products. Pop: 607 000 (2005 est)
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