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[mom-bah-sah, -bas-uh] /mɒmˈbɑ sɑ, -ˈbæs ə/
an island in S Kenya.
a seaport on this island. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As a matter of course, a telegraph was laid between Eden Vale and Mombasa together with this double-railed railway.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • Mombasa is a little island about two by three miles in extent.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • Hence residence on the coast and in Mombasa itself is not conducive to health, and by no means desirable for a length of time.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • The agents in London, Trieste, and Mombasa were each paid £800 per annum.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • With this in view, the road to Mombasa was thoroughly repaired.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • The latter had been in Mombasa before, but to-day his head was full of the expedition.

    The Rogue Elephant Elliott Whitney
  • "Mombasa," I said then, and Mombasa appeared instantly, with Kilindini harbor fringed with palm-trees.

    Caves of Terror Talbot Mundy
British Dictionary definitions for Mombasa


a port in S Kenya, on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean: the chief port for Kenya, Uganda, and NE Tanzania; became British in 1887, capital of the East African Protectorate until 1907. Pop: 828 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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