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  1. a river in S Africa, flowing from the N Republic of South Africa, through S Mozambique into the Indian Ocean. 1000 miles (1600 km) long.
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Also called Crocodile River.
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Examples from the Web for limpopo

Historical Examples

  • The camp where we now encounter them is a temporary halting-place on the Limpopo.

    The Giraffe Hunters

    Mayne Reid

  • Its inhabitants were then settled between the Limpopo and the Zambesi.

  • They shot him out on the hills when he was making for the Limpopo.'

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • In a little while the regions north of the Limpopo began to be investigated, and each in their turn to yield up their treasures.

  • The Kaffir had hunted upon the great river Limpopo, which lay to the northeast of their present camp.

British Dictionary definitions for limpopo


  1. a province of NE South Africa, comprising the N part of the former province of Transvaal: agriculture and service industries. Capital: Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg). Pop: 5 511 962 (2004 est). Area: 123 910 sq km (47 842 sq miles)Former name (1994–2002): Northern Province
  2. a river in SE Africa, rising in E South Africa and flowing northeast, then southeast as the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe and through Mozambique to the Indian Ocean. Length: 1770 km (1100 miles)
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