a river in NE South Africa, N Swaziland, and SW Mozambique, flowing generally NE to the Indian Ocean. 500 miles (805 km) long.

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Historical Examples of komati

  • To prolong it we were shunted on to a siding for eighteen hours either at Komati Poort or the station beyond it.

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

    Winston Spencer Churchill

  • The valley of the Komati River was exceedingly difficult country for the British army to operate over.

  • I remembered a story of an escaped prisoner during the war who had only the Komati River between him and safety.

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • This was made from Belfast, and the force, which consisted of about fourteen hundred men, advanced south to the Komati River.

    The Great Boer War

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The Boers had also a force estimated at 3000 in laager near Komati Poort.

British Dictionary definitions for komati



a river in southern Africa, rising in E South Africa and flowing east through Swaziland and Mozambique to the Indian Ocean at Delagoa Bay. Length: about 800 km (500 miles)
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