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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the western part of the country on the Congo River. Founded in 1881 by Henry M. Stanley, who named it Leopoldville after his patron, Leopold II of Belgium, it became capital of the Belgian Congo in 1926 and was the scene of the revolt in 1959 that led to Congo's independence a year later. In 1966 its name was changed to Kinshasa, after the name of an early village that occupied the site.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun the capital city of Zaire, formerly named Leopoldville.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), in the western part of the country on the Congo River; founded in 1881 by the explorer Henry M. Stanley, who named it after his patron, Leopold II of Belgium, it became capital of the Belgian Congo in 1926 and was the scene of the revolt (June 1960) that led to Congo's independence; in 1966 its name was changed to Kinshasa, after the name of an early village that occupied the site.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville

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