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 (kē′sän-gä′nē, kĭ-zäng′gä-nē)
A city of northern Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo River northeast of Kinshasa. Originally named Stanleyville in 1883 for the settlement's founder, Henry M. Stanley, it was renamed Kisangani in 1966.
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(Placename) a city in the N Democratic Republic of Congo, at the head of navigation of the River Congo below Boyoma Falls (Stanley Falls): Université Libre du Congo (1963). Pop: 475 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1966): Stanleyville
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(kɪˈzɑŋ gɑ ni, ˌki sɑŋˈgɑ-)

a city in the N Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the Zaire (Congo) River. 417,517. Formerly, Stanleyville.
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