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[lim-poh-poh] /lɪmˈpoʊ poʊ/
a river in S Africa, flowing from the N Republic of South Africa, through S Mozambique into the Indian Ocean. 1000 miles (1600 km) long.
Also called Crocodile River. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Nor are they in Transvaalian territory, but that of the Tebelé, beyond the Limpopo river, and journeying on north.

    The Vee-Boers Mayne Reid
  • The camp where we now encounter them is a temporary halting-place on the Limpopo.

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
  • In the evening of the twelfth day after leaving the Limpopo, they reached a small river, which Macora called the Luize.

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
  • They shot him out on the hills when he was making for the Limpopo.'

    Prester John John Buchan
  • This Manikus failed to do, and to escape vengeance he migrated north of the Limpopo.

    The Negro W.E.B. Du Bois
  • In a little while the regions north of the Limpopo began to be investigated, and each in their turn to yield up their treasures.

  • In the rainy season the Limpopo loses a good deal of its water in the swampy region along its lower course.

  • The Kaffir had hunted upon the great river Limpopo, which lay to the northeast of their present camp.

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • For a great part of its course the Limpopo forms the north-west and north frontiers of the Transvaal.

  • By its general direction it should run into the Limpopo, which river they had crossed some days before, on their trek northward.

    The Vee-Boers Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for Limpopo


a province of NE South Africa, comprising the N part of the former province of Transvaal: agriculture and service industries. Capital: Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg). Pop: 5 511 962 (2004 est). Area: 123 910 sq km (47 842 sq miles) Former name (1994–2002) Northern Province
a river in SE Africa, rising in E South Africa and flowing northeast, then southeast as the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe and through Mozambique to the Indian Ocean. Length: 1770 km (1100 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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