[ boo-jee-mahy, -mah-yee, uhm-boo- ]
/ ˈbu dʒiˈmaɪ, -ˈmɑ yi, əmˈbu- /
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a city in the south central Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Formerly Ba·kwan·ga [buh-kwahng-guh] /bəˈkwɑŋ gə/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for Mbuji-Mayi
/ (əmˈbuːdʒɪˌmaɪiː) /
a city in S Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre): diamond mining. Pop: 821 000 (2005 est)
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