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[dur-buh n]
  1. a seaport in SE Natal, in the E Republic of South Africa.
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  • It was only two miles long and extended from the city of Durban to its harbor.

    The Railroad Question

    William Larrabee

  • My dear boy, he wasn't; he died of fever at Durban—quite comfortably, in a bed.

    The Hero

    William Somerset Maugham

  • These reinforcements arrived in Durban harbour on the 25th of June 1842.

  • I told him Durban, and in my turn asked why he wanted to know.

    The Ivory Child

    H. Rider Haggard

  • It was to Durban that the fugitive had taken ship at Naples.

    Young Blood

    E. W. Hornung

British Dictionary definitions for durban


  1. a port in E South Africa, in E KwaZulu/Natal province on the Indian Ocean: University of Natal (1909); resort and industrial centre, with oil refineries, shipbuilding yards, etc. Pop: 536 644 (2001)
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