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Katanga

[kuh-tahng-guh, -tang-]
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noun
  1. former name of Shaba.
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Examples from the Web for katanga

Historical Examples

  • He spans the whole period of Katanga development for he first arrived in 1909.

    An African Adventure

    Isaac F. Marcosson

  • When the railway from the Katanga is constructed its prestige will increase.

    An African Adventure

    Isaac F. Marcosson

  • Eight days south of Katanga, the natives declare the fountains to be.

    How I Found Livingstone

    Henry M. Stanley

  • Only last year twelve Boer wagons appeared upon the Katanga border and were, contrary to all international law, warned off.

    The Crime of the Congo

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • It will also provide a shorter outlet to Europe for the copper in the Katanga district of the Congo.

    An African Adventure

    Isaac F. Marcosson


British Dictionary definitions for katanga

Katanga

noun
  1. a region of SE Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre): site of a secessionist movement during the 1960s and again in 1993; important for hydroelectric power and rich mineral resources (copper and tin ore). Pop: estimates vary between 4 000 000 (1998) and 8 000 000 (2006). Area: 496 964 sq km (191 878 sq miles)Former name (1972–97): Shaba
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