Katanga

geographical name
Ka·​tan·​ga | \ kə-ˈtäŋ-gə How to pronounce Katanga (audio) , -ˈtaŋ-\
variants: or 1972–97 Shaba \ ˈshä-​bə How to pronounce Shaba (audio) \

Definition of Katanga

region of southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo; chief city Lubumbashi

Note: Rich in mineral deposits, Katanga seceded shortly after Congo became independent (1960), but was absorbed back into the country after fighting ended in 1963.

Other Words from Katanga

Katangese \ kə-​täŋ-​ˈgēz How to pronounce Katangese (audio) , -​taŋ-​ , -​ˈgēs \ adjective

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