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Matadi

[muh-tah-dee] /məˈtɑ di/
noun
1.
a seaport in the W Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the mouth of the Congo (Zaire) River.
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  • Now, on the bank opposite from where they lie, the railroad runs from Matadi to Leopoldville.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis
  • Moody told the chief that he had the real Bula Matadi with him.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • I expected to board the steamer immediately after my arrival at Matadi and proceed to Antwerp.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • The scenery between Thysville and Matadi is noble and inspiring.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • I saw a Belgian official dying of this loathsome malady in a hospital at Matadi and I shall never forget his ravings.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • The fluid is then run into casks and sent down by rail to Matadi, whence it goes in steamers to Europe.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • I was relieved to find that I was in ample time to catch the August steamer at Matadi.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • With its winding and mountainous streets and its polyglot population, Matadi is a picturesque spot.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • From the "personal" boys who had travelled to Matadi the Mission boys had heard of ice.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis
  • On the other hand, Matadi is where the incoming ocean traveller first sets foot on Congo soil.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
British Dictionary definitions for Matadi

Matadi

/məˈtɑːdɪ/
noun
1.
the chief port of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), in the west at the mouth of the River Congo. Pop: 256 000 (2005 est)
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