Katanga

geographical name Ka·tan·ga \ kə-ˈtäŋ-gə , -ˈtaŋ- \
variants: or 1972–97 Shaba play \ˈshä-bə\

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.

Katangese

play \kə-täŋ-ˈgēz, -taŋ-, -ˈgēs\ adjective

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