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(Placename) the former name (until 1966) of Kananga


(ˌlul wɑˈbʊər)

former name of Kananga.
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Noun1.Luluabourg - a city in southwestern Congo; former name (until 1966) was Luluabourg
Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
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One day, I argued with a Father who excited the tribes against each other and said: 'You, the Baluba, you came here to Luluabourg, you occupy all the positions, and the originaires are left without anything.' The priest basically said that we the Balubas were foreigners.
In 1966, I was a second grader attending a school for "mish kids" in what was then a town called Luluabourg. As a child, I would not have known that Methodist missionary Leda Gorham was an angry, repressed woman, and yet her black plastic glasses, continually pursed lips, and tweed suits worn with an air of indignation at the hot, sultry climate of the Belgian Congo suggested that something was amiss.
DR CONGO: 1[male] 1[female] Kasai, on bridge, Lulua R., 15 km W of Luluabourg [=Kananga], 05[degrees]54'S 22[degrees]25'E 19.viii.1971, C.