a port in and the capital of Burundi, in the W part, on Lake Tanganyika.
a republic in central Africa, E of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: formerly the S part of the Belgian trust territory of Ruanda-Urundi; gained independence on July 1, 1962. 10,747 sq. mi. (27,834 sq. km).
Catholic Nuns Aiding Africa’s Battered Wives Are Raped and Murdered Barbie Latza Nadeau September 9, 2014
the capital of Burundi, a port at the NE end of Lake Tanganyika. Pop: 419 000 (2005 est) Former name Usumbura
a republic in E central Africa: inhabited chiefly by the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa (Pygmy); made part of German East Africa in 1899; part of the Belgian territory of Ruanda-Urundi from 1923 until it became independent in 1962; ethnic violence has erupted at times between Hutu and Tutsi, as in Rwanda; consists mainly of high plateaus along the main Nile-Congo dividing range, dropping rapidly to the Great Rift Valley in the west. Official languages: Kirundi and French. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Burundi franc. Capital: Bujumbura. Pop: 10 888 321 (2013 est). Area: 27 731 sq km (10 707 sq miles) Former name (until 1962) Urundi
a city in the E Democratic Republic of the Congo. Contemporary Examples Take Action! The Daily Beast March 7, 2010 Congo’s Feminist Fight Linda Bird Francke July 6, 2010 The Solution Is in Your Hands Ronnie Cho March 1, 2011 Congo’s Anti-Rape Crusader Delphine Minoui June 27, 2010 noun a port in E Democratic Republic […]
to prate or brag. small talk; prattle; bragging. Historical Examples Kim Rudyard Kipling
a former state in SW Asia: now incorporated into Uzbekistan. a city in SW Uzbekistan, W of Samarkand. Historical Examples Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art Various Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales Leo Tolstoy The Secret of the Totem Andrew Lang The Bbur-nma in […]
Bokhara rug. a Turkoman rug having a tan or red background and decorated with varied octagon patterns. noun a kind of rug, typically having a black-and-white geometrical pattern on a reddish ground