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The capital and largest city of Burundi, in the western part of the country on Lake Tanganyika. Originally called Usumbura, it was renamed when Burundi became independent in 1962.
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(Placename) the capital of Burundi, a port at the NE end of Lake Tanganyika. Pop: 419 000 (2005 est). Former name: Usumbura
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(ˌbu dʒʊmˈbʊər ə)

the capital of Burundi, in the W part, on Lake Tanganyika. 272,600. Formerly, Usumbura.
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Noun1.Bujumbura - the capital and largest city of BurundiBujumbura - the capital and largest city of Burundi; "Usumbura was renamed Bujumbura when Burundi became independent in 1962"
Burundi, Republic of Burundi - a landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
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