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 (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.
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(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)
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(ˌoʊ kəˈvæŋ goʊ, -ˈvɑŋ-)

a river in central Africa, flowing SE from Angola to Botswana. ab. 1000 mi. (1610 km) long. Portuguese, Cubango.
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Viewers learned that the Okavango River Basin provided a vital source of water to about one million people, the world's largest population of African elephants and significant populations of lions, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species.
Produced by National Geographic Documentary Films, "Into the Okavango" chronicles a team of modern-day explorers on their first epic four-month, 1,500-mile expedition across three countries to save Africa's threatened Okavango River system.
I was born in Siudiva village, on the border between Angola and Namibia along the Okavango River. It is unimaginable to me that anyone experiencing the landscape won't also immediately fall in love with it - especially the peace and calm from the river.
"Me and my partner were spending a couple of days in a camp with a treehouse over the Okavango River in the Mahango Core area, and there were hippos happily 'huffing' to each other all the time right next to us.
2009) and experiences variable, sometimes flooding, rain with an annual median value of420-480 mm in the Namibian portion of the Okavango River basin in the nation's northeast (Newsham and Thomas 2011).
The Delta is fed by the Okavango river which rises in Angola with a peak flow in March/April, though it is not until August/September that the water level is at its highest in the Delta.
The Okavango River Basing Water Commission (OKACOM) marked 20 years of existence since the agreement was signed in Windhoek earlier this week by Angola, Botswana and Namibia on the Cubango/ Okavango basin.
And while dry land agriculture is purely rain-fed, Molapo farming is dependent on seasonal flood pulses of the Okavango River, which is noted for its fertile alluvial deposits on which farmers cultivate arable crops (such as maize, millet and sorghum) soon after the flood has receded.
TABLE 1 Morphological measurements of the digenean species collected from Clarias gariepimts (Burchell, 1822) in the Okavango River and Delta, Botswana.
During a patrol near the Okavango river, his armoured vehicle hit a landmine and overturned, killing one man and pinning Roxo beneath it.
The Okavango River, flowing southeast into northern Botswana from Angola and Namibia, has no outlet, either to other rivers or to the ocean.