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Shaba

[ shah-buh ]
/ ˈʃɑ bə /
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noun

a province in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo important mining area. 191,878 sq. mi. (496,964 sq. km). Capital: Lubumbashi.

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Formerly Ka·tan·ga [kuh-tahng-guh, -tang-] /kəˈtɑŋ gə, -ˈtæŋ-/ .

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Example sentences from the Web for Shaba

  • The Hebrew verb Shaba, to swear, is evidently derived from Sheba seven, and denoted a sevenfold affirmation.

    Bible Studies|Joseph M. Wheeler
  • The word Sheba means “the seven,” but the early scribes appear to have understood it as shaba, “he swears,” as in Gen. xxi.

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway

British Dictionary definitions for Shaba

Shaba
/ (ˈʃɑːbə) /

noun

the former name (1972–97) of Katanga
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