Ubangi

noun
Uban·​gi | \ yü-ˈbaŋ-gē How to pronounce Ubangi (audio) , ü-, -ˈbaŋ-ē \

Definition of Ubangi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a woman of the district of Kyabé village in Chad with lips pierced and distended to unusual dimensions with wooden disks not used technically

Ubangi

geographical name
Uban·​gi | \ ü-ˈbäŋ-gē How to pronounce Ubangi (audio) , yü-ˈbaŋ- \
variants: or French Oubangui \ ü-​bäⁿ-​ˈgē How to pronounce Oubangui (audio) \

Definition of Ubangi (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Ubangi

Noun

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ubangi

Noun

Ubangi-Shari, Africa

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“Ubangi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ubangi. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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