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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A headstream of the Congo River, rising in southeast Congo (formerly Zaire) and flowing about 1,800 km (1,100 mi) north to the Boyoma (formerly Stanley) Falls, a series of seven cataracts southeast of Kisangani.

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  • On going out of this Lake it is known by the name Lualaba, as it flows N.W. in Rua to form another Lake with many islands called

    The Last Journals of David Livingstone from 1865 to His Death

  • When recovered, he set off in a northerly direction, and after several days came to a broad lacustrine river, called the Lualaba, flowing northward and westward, and in some places southward, in a most confusing way.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • By the natives it is called the Lualaba, but the Doctor, in order to distinguish it from other rivers of the same name, has given it the name of

    How I Found Livingstone

  • At the end of June, 1869, Livingstone quitted Ujiji and crossed over to Uguhha, on the western shore, for his last and greatest series of explorations; the result of which was the further discovery of a lake of considerable magnitude connected with Moero by the large river called the Lualaba, and which was a continuation of the chain of lakes he had previously discovered.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Under these limitations I agree with Dr. Behm: — “Taking everything into consideration, in the present state of our knowledge, there is the strongest probability that the Lualaba is the head stream of the Congo, and the absolute certainty that it has no connection with the Nile or any other river (system) of the northern hemisphere.”

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Here begins the historic Lualaba, which is the initial link in the almost endless chain of the Congo River.

    An African Adventure

  • Dr. Livingstone was strongly inclined to believe that this connection existed; but toward the close of his life he had more doubts of it, although it was left to others to establish conclusively that the Lualaba was the Congo, and sent no branch to the Nile.

    The Personal Life Of David Livingstone

  • We were now in the large bend of the Lualaba, which is here much larger than at Mpweto's, near Moero Lake.

    The Last Journals of David Livingstone from 1865 to His Death

  • Under these limitations I agree with Dr. Behm: -- "Taking everything into consideration, in the present state of our knowledge, there is the strongest probability that the Lualaba is the head stream of the Congo, and the absolute certainty that it has no connection with the Nile or any other river (system) of the northern hemisphere."

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2

  • The western extension in the Congo basin consists of mountains below 1,500 m cut by the deep valleys of some of the upper tributaries of the Luka and Lugulu rivers which drain into the river Lualaba, with isolated peaks such as Mount Kamani (1,700 m).

    Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

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