[ yoo-bang-gee, oo-bahng- ]

  1. French Oubangi. a river in W central Africa, forming part of the boundary between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic, flowing W and S into the Congo (Zaire) River. 700 miles (1,125 km) long.

  2. a woman of the Sara tribe in the Central African Republic whose lips are pierced and stretched around flat wooden disks.

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/ (juːˈbæŋɡɪ) /

  1. a river in central Africa, flowing west and south, forming the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) and the Central African Republic and Congo-Brazzaville, into the River Congo. Length (with the Uele): 2250 km (1400 miles): French name: Oubangui

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