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(Placename) a river in NE Democratic Republic of Congo, rising near Lake Albert as the Ituri and flowing west into the River Congo. Length: about 1288 km (800 miles)


(ˌɑr uˈwi mi)

a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, flowing SW and W into the Zaire River. ab. 800 mi. (1300 km) long.
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From the records of the Colonial Office and from the dead man's diary we learn that a certain young English nobleman, whom we shall call John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, was commissioned to make a peculiarly delicate investigation of conditions in a British West Coast African Colony from whose simple native inhabitants another European power was known to be recruiting soldiers for its native army, which it used solely for the forcible collection of rubber and ivory from the savage tribes along the Congo and the Aruwimi.
I've seen them buryin' a chief up the Aruwimi River, and they ate a hippo that must have weighed as much as a tribe.
The offer was eventually accepted, and the funds were used to finance George Grenfell's last explorations, in the Aruwimi River basin.