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Ubangi

(o͞obäng`gē, yo͞obăng`–), Fr. Oubangui, river, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, formed on the Congo (Kinshasa)–Central African Republic border, central Africa, by the confluence of the Uele and Bomu rivers. It flows west and south, forming part of the boundary between Congo (Kinshasa) and the Central African Republic and Congo (Kinshasa) and Congo (Brazzaville), before emptying into the Congo River, of which it is the chief northern tributary. The river is navigable to Bangui.

Ubangi

 

(also Oubangui), a river in central Africa, the largest right tributary of the Congo River (Zaïre). The Ubangi flows along the border between the Republic of Zaire and the People’s Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. Formed by the confluence of the Uele and Bomu rivers, it is approximately 2,300 km long (according to other data, 2,500 km), measuring from the source of the Uele, and drains an area of 772,800 sq km. It flows in a broad valley, chiefly through dense, humid tropical forests. There are numerous rapids above the city of Bangi. In its lower reaches the Ubangi reaches a width of 4 km, and at the confluence with the Congo River it forms a delta 12 km wide. The waters rise during the summer rains and reach their maximum level in October; the lowest level is in March. The mean flow rate in the lower reaches ranges from less than 2,000 to more than 15,000 cu m per sec; the mean annual flow rate is approximately 5,000 cu m per sec. The Ubangi is navigable from the mouth to the city of Bangi, a distance of 650 km; when the water level is at its maximum, the river is navigable to the confluence of its sources.

Ubangi

a river in central Africa, flowing west and south, forming the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Za?re) and the Central African Republic and Congo-Brazzaville, into the River Congo. Length (with the Uele): 2250 km (1400 miles)
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In this area, Bantu speakers are surrounded by speakers of Nilo-Saharan and Ubangi languages (Kutsch Lojenga 2003: 451-452).
Various shots, boats on Ubangi river, with Bangui, CAR in background
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Caption: A woman sells cassava on the banks of the Ubangi River near the border between the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo in February.
Ce village-hopital est situe a la lisiere de la foret equatoriale zairoise et a quelques kilometres de la riviere Ubangi, dans la zone rurale d'Abumonbazi en plein coeur du pays des Angbandi.
The gender system of the Ubangi languages Zande and Ma, for example, consists of four noun classes: Masculine, Feminine, Animal and Inanimate.
He never fully recovered, and he died in the Ubangi Shari aged 60 on 26 June 1932, not far from where he was buried near Yubo in the Sudan.
In Ubangi, a leaf-decoction is used in a hip-bath for piles, and a root-decoction is also drunk (15).
Cities named after their rivers include the capitals of Russia (Moscow: Moskva River), Lithuania (Vilnius: Vilnia River), Central African Republic (Bangui: Ubangi River) and Malawi (Lilongwe: Lilongwe River).
In comparison to canoes used on the Congo and Ubangi rivers south of Gabon, this was a relatively small amount of cargo.