a river in S central Africa, flowing E and N along the border between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Lake Mweru. About 300 miles (485 km) long.
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How to use Luapula in a sentence
The bottom is mud, though sandy at the east shore: it has no communication with the Luapula.
Monteiro went nowhere and did nothing, but some of his attendants went over to the Luapula, some six miles distant.
It was only water—the same as Luapula, Mofwé, and Moero; nothing to be seen.
The land's end running south of Masantu's village is the entrance to the Luapula: the clearest eye cannot see across it there.
A few minutes afterwards he said slowly, and evidently wandering, "Is this the Luapula?"