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Bakwanga,Congo (Kinshasa): see Mbuji-MayiMbuji-Mayi
, formerly Bakwanga
, city (1984 pop. 486,235), capital of Kasai-Oriental prov., S central Congo (Kinshasa), on the Sankuru River. A commercial center in Luba country, it handles most of the industrial diamonds produced in the Congo.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
until 1966, the name of the city of Mbuji-Mayi in the Republic of Zaire.
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