a state of Nigeria, in the NE. Capital: Gombe. Pop: 2 353 879(2006). Area: 18 768 sq km (7246 sq miles)

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Examples from the Web for gombe

Historical Examples of gombe

  • Wednesday, October 4th, found them traveling toward the Gombe River.

    Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa

    Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson

  • He had never seen such a hunters paradise as that on the river Gombe, which waters the country.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • We crept along the plain noiselessly to our camp on the banks of the sluggish waters of the Gombe.

    How I Found Livingstone

    Henry M. Stanley

  • On the 7th of February we arrived at the Gombe, and camped near one of its largest lakes.

    How I Found Livingstone

    Henry M. Stanley

  • We were now in Ukonongo, having entered this district when we crossed the Gombe creek.

    How I Found Livingstone

    Henry M. Stanley