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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.


(Placename) the capital of Burundi, a port at the NE end of Lake Tanganyika. Pop: 419 000 (2005 est). Former name: Usumbura


(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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