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(Placename) the former name of Bujumbura


(ˌbu dʒʊmˈbʊər ə)

the capital of Burundi, in the W part, on Lake Tanganyika. 272,600. Formerly, Usumbura.
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Noun1.Usumbura - the capital and largest city of BurundiUsumbura - 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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Their attempt to confine Muslims in an isolated reserve in Usumbura (present day Bujumbura) strengthened Kiswahili in the sense that this language managed to survive in a closed group communication made of Muslims.
"Domesticity and Colonialism in Belgian Africa: Usumbura's Foyer Social, 1946-1960".