Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Okavango: Okovango


 (ō′kə-väng′gō) also Cu·ban·go (ko͞o-bäng′gō)
A river of southwest-central Africa flowing about 1,600 km (1,000 mi) from central Angola to the Okavango Basin or Okavango Swamp, a marshy region of northern Botswana.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˌəʊkəˈvɑːŋɡəʊ) or


(Placename) a river in SW central Africa, rising in central Angola and flowing southeast, then east as part of the border between Angola and Namibia, then southeast across the Caprivi Strip into Botswana to form a great marsh known as the Okavango Basin, Delta or Swamp. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˌoʊ kəˈvæŋ goʊ, -ˈvɑŋ-)

a river in central Africa, flowing SE from Angola to Botswana. ab. 1000 mi. (1610 km) long. Portuguese, Cubango.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Only two lodges closed their doors due to the annual flooding of the Okavango river.
When you fly across the myriad of islands and verdant water channels that comprise the Okavango Delta, it seems endless.
Following parents' pleas for a local institution, the Okavango Sub-district Council and the Maun regional education office joined efforts to make the school a reality despite there being no budget.
This was in response to a question posed by the chairperson of Okavango Sub District Council, Mr Mbahahauka Kambimba during the just ended full council session.
Speaking at the event, Okavango MP, Mr Bagalatia Arone, commended NWDC for the initiative, noting that councils were a foundation for rural economic development.
Some safari camps in the Okavango Delta are reported to have been burnt during a recent fire outbreak in the Delta.
Mr Dikgang said water in the Thamalakane River was estimated to last for three months only if it did not receive inflow from the Okavango Delta.