Kinshasa [ kin- shah-s uh, kin-shah-s uh ] SHOW IPA / kɪnˈʃɑ sə, ˈkɪn ʃɑ sə / PHONETIC RESPELLING
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Lé·o·pold·ville [ lee- uh-pohld-vil, ley-; French ley-aw-pawld- veel], /ˈli ə poʊldˌvɪl, ˈleɪ-; French leɪ ɔ pɔldˈvil/, Le·o·pold·ville [ lee- uh-pohld-vil, ley-] /ˈli ə poʊldˌvɪl, ˈleɪ-/
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How to use Kinshasa in a sentence
The population of
Kinshasa, for example, is similar to that of Shenzhen today. Kinshasa is also expected to grow far more by 2035 than Shenzhen.
Despite its low carbon footprint,
Kinshasa’s lack of infrastructure and insufficient funding for adaptation measures leaves its rapidly-growing population at greater risk.
The Manchester-based activist was born in
Kinshasa but raised on the “nitty, gritty streets of London town.” British Dictionary definitions for Kinshasa noun the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), on the River Congo opposite Brazzaville: became capital of the Belgian Congo in 1929 and of Zaïre in 1960; university (1954). Pop: 5 717 000 (2005 est) Former name (until 1966): Léopoldville
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