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Kabwe

[ kahb-wey ]
/ ˈkɑb weɪ /
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noun
a city in central Zambia: oldest mining town; cave site where the fossil skull of Rhodesian man (now called Kabwe 1) was found.
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Origin of Kabwe

First recorded in 1970–75; shortening of Kabwe-Ka Mukuba “ore; smelting” in Lenje, a Bantu language spoken in central Zambia
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How to use Kabwe in a sentence

  • We were pleased to learn, while we were at Kabwe, that these women were standing true and being a light to the rest.

    South and South Central Africa|H. Frances Davidson
  • In this little meeting at Kabwe even some of the older ones who started are still striving to get on the Rock.

    South and South Central Africa|H. Frances Davidson
  • The boys then inspan the oxen and we proceed west to Kabwe School, about five or six miles distant.

    South and South Central Africa|H. Frances Davidson
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