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Kinshasa

[ kin-shah-suh, kin-shah-suh ]
/ kɪnˈʃɑ sə, ˈkɪn ʃɑ sə /
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noun
a port in and capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the northwestern part, on the Congo (Zaire) River.
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Formerly 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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Kinshasa
/ (kɪnˈʃɑːzə, -ˈʃɑːsə) /

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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