[ Portuguese wahm-baw ]
/ Portuguese ˈwɑm bɔ /


a city in central Angola.


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Formerly Nova Lisboa. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for huambo

  • The Huambo people, male and female, enrich their hair with coral beads in a way that sets it off with much effect.

    Stanley in Africa|James P. Boyd

British Dictionary definitions for huambo

/ (Portuguese ˈwambu) /


a town in central Angola: designated at one time by the Portuguese as the future capital of the country. Pop: 756 000 (2005 est)Former name (1928–73): Nova Lisboa
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