Okavango

geographical name
Oka·​van·​go | \ ˌō-kä-ˈväŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Okavango (audio) \
variants: or Portuguese Cubango \ kü-​ˈbäŋ-​(ˌ)gü How to pronounce Cubango (audio) \

Definition of Okavango

river 1000 miles (1609 kilometers) long in southwest central Africa rising in central Angola and flowing south and east to empty into the Okavango Swamps (great marsh area north of Lake Ngami in northwestern Botswana)

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