- a city in the W Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the Zaire (Congo) River.
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Examples from the Web for boma
On the night of December the twenty-third I sat out in a boma watching for lions.
The lion can not get into the boma unless he jumps up and comes in from the top.
He resolved to leave the river and make direct for the coast at Boma.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
Then, rising from the meal, the explorers made their way to the boma.
“One animal is enough to shoot from a boma,” whispered Mr. Lewis.
- an enclosure, esp a palisade or fence of thorn bush, set up to protect a camp, herd of animals, etc
- a police post
- a magistrate's office
C19: from Swahili
- 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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