Uban·​gi yü-ˈbaŋ-gē How to pronounce Ubangi (audio)
: a woman of the district of Kyabé village in Chad with lips pierced and distended to unusual dimensions with wooden disks
not used technically

Word History


Ubangi-Shari, Africa

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ubangi was in 1942

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“Ubangi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ubangi. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Uban·​gi ü-ˈbäŋ-gē How to pronounce Ubangi (audio)
variants or French Oubangui
river 700 miles (1126 kilometers) long in west central Africa on the northwestern border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo flowing west and south into the Congo River see uele

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