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  Kasai - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
'KASAI, or Cassai, a river of Africa, the chief southern affluent of the Congo.
Near its mouth the Kasai, in its lower course generally a broad stream strewn with islands, is narrowed to about half a mile on passing through a gap in the inner line of the West African highlands, by the cutting of which the old lake of the Kasai basin must have been drained.
Cameron and Paul Pogge crossed the upper Kasai in the early "seventies." The Kwa mouth was seen by H. Stanley in his journey down the Congo in 1877, and he rightly regarded it as the outlet of the Kwango, though not surmising it was also the outlet of the Kasai.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Kasai   (948 words)

  
 the Living Africa: the land - Congo river - intro
The Congo River (also known as the Zaire) is over 2,720 miles (4,375 km) long.
The Congo River flows primarily through the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the People's Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and partially through Zambia, Angola, Cameroon, and Tanzania.
The Ubangi River is a major tributary, along with the Aruwimi, Kasai, and Lomami Rivers.
library.thinkquest.org /16645/the_land/congo_river.shtml   (340 words)

  
 Kasai River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kasai River is also a river in Bengal, and is one of the distributaries of the Ganges River.
The short stretch of the Kasai from the inflow of the Fimi to the Congo is known as the Kwa River.
Rivers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kasai_River   (164 words)

  
 Rivers description — UNJLC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A river in central Africa is a tributary of the Congo River.
The lulonga is a river in the Equateur province.
The Luapula River is a river that flows from Lake Bangweulu in Zambia to Lake Mweru on the border between Zambia and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
www.unjlc.org /DRC/rivers/unjlcarticle.2005-10-19.0866864829/view   (1055 words)

  
 Congo diamond deposits, geology, exploration, mining, use - Part III
The terraces of Tshitala on the Kasaï River had the sterile overburden thick of 10 m and the gravel of 3 to 4 m.
In River Lumembe numbers of stones was from 7 to 8 per karat, with 18.75% of the stones bigger than a karat and the average grade of 0.67 ct/m3.
Flats of Kasai River in Kasai District of Congo
www.minelinks.com /alluvial/diamondGeology47.html   (1210 words)

  
 Congo River
The Congo is a river in Western Africa.
Kinshasa and Brazzaville are on opposite sides of the river below the Pool, then the river narrows and falls through a number of cataracts in deep canyons, running by Matadi and Boma[?], and into the sea at the small town of Muanda[?].
Henry Morton Stanley was the first European to navigate along the river's length and report on it.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/co/Congo_River.html   (185 words)

  
 KASAI, or CASSAI - Online Information article about KASAI, or CASSAI
The Kasai and its tributaries are navigable for over 1500 M. by steamer.
Livingstone, who reached the upper Kasai from the east and explored in part the upper Kwango (1854-1855).
The upper Kasai basin and its peoples were further investigated by a Hungarian traveller, E.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /JUN_KHA/KASAI_or_CASSAI.html   (1060 words)

  
 education and art
In the north (Uele) the winter of the northern hemisphere is a dry season; in the south (Shaba) the winter of the southern hemisphere is dry.
Hippopotamuses and crocodiles are common in the rivers and lakes, and whales, dolphins, and lungfishes are found near the coast.
Congolese rivers, lakes, and swamps are well stocked with a variety of fish, such as the capitaine from the Congo River and catfish, electric fish, eels, cichlids, and many others.
www.congoboston.com /resources.htm   (1177 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for Democratic Republic of the Congo
Equateur Province, Sud Ubangi, Kungu Territory, Mwanda Collectivité, on the islands and canals northwest of the confluence of the Ngiri and Mwanda rivers.
Primarily on the Congo River in Equateur Province, Mankanza, Lisala, and Bumba territories.
Equateur Province, Sud Ubangi and Equateur districts, Budjala and Bomongo districts, villages of Libanza, Bokele, and Bosanga on the Banga-Melo River, at 1 or 2 villages on the Mongala River southwest of Akula,, and Sumba Island.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=CD   (7451 words)

  
 Communauté Evangélique Mennonite (Democratic Republic of Congo)
With the advent of the Belgian colonial administration in the early 1900s and the discovery of diamonds along the Kasai River, which marked the western edge of Lulua territory, opportunities for training and employment soon began to attract people, notably the Baluba.
They eventually established three mission posts among the Tshiluba-speaking people along the Kasai River: Djoko Punda to the north, Kalamba (later moved and renamed Mutena) to the south, and Kalonda, situated between the two and adjacent to Tshikapa.
As a matter of fact, the Mennonite refugees of one clan chose not to identify with the new church preferring to wait until political conditions permitted them to be officially recognized as an eastern district of the CMZA.
www.gameo.org /encyclopedia/contents/C654033.html   (1146 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for kasai
Between the Kasai and the Sankuru rivers the Kuba kingdom of the Shongo people existed from the early 17th cent.
It is the chief southern tributary of the Congo River, measuring 1,338 mi (2,153 km) from its source in Angola to its confluence with the Congo.
Congo (formerly Zaïre River) River in central and w Africa; the second-longest in the continent.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=kasai   (808 words)

  
 Jan Vansina - Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Speakers of the Lunda group of languages which is the nearest linguistic relative to the Moxico languages occupied the neighboring part of the headwaters of the Zambezi River and the valleys of the Lulua and Kasai Rivers further north.
But another word continued northwards along the Kasai and the Lulua rivers into what are now the Kasai provinces, turned then around the northern edge of the Kalahari sand region westwards into Kwilu as far as the Kwango River and then southwestwards among the northern Ambundu.
This originated among Songye speakers near the Lualaba River far to the northeast and spread then westwards south of the fringes of the rainforests to the Luba Kasai, the Lulua, the northern Lunda languages, the Lweta languages to reach Holo speakers in the Loange Valley but not further.
www.zmo.de /angola/Papers/Vansina100.htm   (5749 words)

  
 Winne.com - Report on Congo DRC, Paving the reconstruction
The middle Congo is characterized by the narrowing of the river.
It is the effect of rainfall throughout the regions (whose rivers and tributaries contribute to the Congo River) that influence the fluctuations in the flow of the river.
One of the strange ironies of the river's relative cleanliness is the fact that political strife and corruption have stunted development in both Congos for decades, with successive regimes placing little emphasis on building industries which would boost the nations' economies, and, paradoxically, cause greater pollution of the river.
www.winne.com /congo/bf02.html   (2553 words)

  
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About the vegetation of surrounding mountains, the forest where a Japan cedar, a cypress, etc. grow thick in north spreads, and the south of Chugoku Expressway is in rich green natural environment, although an Black Pine stock is a subject and is presenting the aspect of a copse.
The Kasai County was reorganized by cities, towns and villages system enforcement in 1 town of Hojo-town, Tomita-town, Kamo-town, Shimosato-town, 9 meeting village, Tomiai village, Takano village, Nishiarita village, Arita village, Yoshida village (it will merge to Nishiwaki-city in Showa 27), and Yamato village(it will merge to Yachiyo-town in 1954) 10 village in 1889.
And it merged on the basis of the idea "the Kasai County is one", the present Kasai-city was born, and 3 of Hojo-town, Izumi-town, and Kasai-town towns enforced municipal organization to the 21st in the prefecture on April 1, 1967.
www.city.kasai.hyogo.jp /04sise/02gaiy/01shou_e.htm   (680 words)

  
 africanfront.com (AUF)
The river has cut deep into the ocean floor, and the brown of its silt-filled waters may be seen 50 kilometers out to sea.
It is a humid region, with many sources flowing into the Oubangui River, a major tributary of the Congo River and forming the border between the CAR and the DRC.
The discharge of the Congo River reaching Kinshasa and Brazzaville is about 1269 km3/year, which is equal to 32% of the renewable water resources for the whole of Africa.
www.africanfront.com /water_sheds/water_sheds2/water_sheds7.php?printable=1   (1123 words)

  
 US Navy Congo River Expedition of 1885
At and near Bolobo the river is from 8 to 10 miles in width, and full of slants, both large and small; the current is not strong except in rounding some of the points of land.
The river is shallow except in the wet season, and in the dry season frequent stretches of deep water are met with, but after a few miles the water will, as a rule, shoal rapidly to one or two feet.
The principal town is at the confluence of the N’Tumba River with the Congo.
www.history.navy.mil /library/online/congo_rvr_exp.htm   (20111 words)

  
 Missionary Travels, chapter 23
The level plateaus between the rivers, both east and west of the Moamba, across which we traveled, were less woody than the river glens.
On these rather dreary intervals between the rivers it was impossible not to be painfully struck with the absence of all animal life.
The Kasai flows a little to the east of the town of Mai, and near it there is a large waterfall.
www.thuto.org /ubh/etext/mtrav/liv23.htm   (7213 words)

  
 Down the Kasai River and up the Congo River, Belgian Congo D'Lynn Waldron
When we arrived at the river front, Congolese were piling wood into the open engine deck of the side-wheeler, and some other Africans were manhandling the supermarket owners’ Volkswagen up a couple of wooden planks onto the top of the long, low, barge which was in front of the riverboat.
The Kasai River was quite wide but the navigation channel was near the shoreline, and so we had an excellent view of the jungle and the villages as the boat moved along.
The Africans lined the railings and laughed at the angry river being conquered by their little boat, and they laughed that they were going upstream against the might of the current, without the effort of paddling a pirogue.
www.dlynnwaldron.com /CongoKasaiRiver.html   (7911 words)

  
 Ethnologue: Zaïre
Equateur Region, Sud Ubangi, Kungu Zone, Mwanda Collectivité, on the islands and canals northwest of the confluence of the Ngiri and Mwanda rivers.
Haut-Zaïre Region, Mahagi and Aru zones, south of the Lowa River, west and northwest of Djalasiga, a pocket of Okebu on the border with Uganda, and in Uganda.
Equateur Region, Sud Ubangi and Equateur subregions, Budjala and Bomongo zones, villages or Libanza, Bokele, and Bosanga on the Banga-Melo River, at 1 or 2 villages on the Mongala River southwest of Akula, and Sumba Island.
www.christusrex.org /www1/pater/ethno/Zair.html   (8787 words)

  
 Districts of Bengal
The city is situated in a deltaic alluvial tract intersected by numerous rivers, and the area becomes flooded during the rainy season.
Just north of the Kasai River, the town is a major road and rail junction and the region's major agricultural distribution centre.
Connected by road with English Bazar (India) and Dinajpur and Rajshahi (Bangladesh), it is the chief distributing centre for the region, trading mainly in rice, jute, sugarcane, and oilseeds.
www.infobengal.com /html/Districts.html   (1876 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Africa | River ferry capsizes in DR Congo
The accident happened in the early hours of Monday morning on the Kasai River near the town of Tshikapa, in the west of DR Congo.
DR Congo's waterways are the main method of travel and transporting goods between cities and towns in Africa's third largest nation.
Many of the country's roads are unpaved and in bad condition, leading most to rely on the waterways and the often overcrowded ferries and barges that travel along them.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/africa/4184609.stm   (281 words)

  
 Kasai - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The Kasai rises in the central highlands of Angola and flows more...
In the south-west of the country the mountain chains are collectively designated the Angola Plateau.
Even less known than the interlacustrine states are the ones formed in central Africa.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Kasai.html   (94 words)

  
 The birds of the Belgian Congo, part 1 : Electronic version
The "vast flocks of Flamingoes" frequenting the islands and sand-banks of the river are not to be seen to-day; the birds are rare on the lower Congo, and it is possible that Maxwell himself was mistaken.
The condition is readily explained by the nature of the vegetation in the Kasai district, where the grasslands alternate with strips of heavy forest, often along the watercourses.
Rivers like the Congo and its affluents are ever depositing sand and mud, or even building bars and islands in their course.
diglib1.amnh.org /xml/000119.xml   (16563 words)

  
 Bandundu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Kwilu River flows from south to north, is a tributary of the Kasai River which in turn, feeds into the Congo River.
Rivers are crossed using ferries and dug-out canoes.
Most villages are located on the plateaus and villagers travel daily, down into the valleys to farm the rich soils in the forest.
www.congo-pages.org /bandundu.htm   (200 words)

  
 monuc.org: Bodies float in Congo river after barge disaster ::: 19/01/2005
The accident happened early on Monday on the Kasai river near the western town of Tshikapa.
Local officials said most of the victims were thought to be women bringing their agricultural produce to the market in Tshikapa who could not swim.
In January last year, a fire swept through a ferry carrying some 500 passengers on the Congo River in the northwest of the country.
www.monuc.org /news.aspx?newsID=5222   (458 words)

  
 Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, by David Livingstone (chapter23)
The level plateaus between the rivers, both east and west of the Moamba, across which we traveled, were less woody than the river glens.
On these rather dreary intervals between the rivers it was impossible not to be painfully struck with the absence of all animal life.
The Kasai flows a little to the east of the town of Mai, and near it there is a large waterfall.
www.tokencoins.com /lbook/chapter23.html   (7205 words)

  
 the Living Africa: the land - Congo river - Transportation
These three routes have their origins in three places: Kisangani, Ilebo (on the Kasai River), and Bangui (on the Ubangi River).
The river system in some areas is a drawback.
This problem can only be solved in the future with cooperation and funds provided by the countries through which the river flows.
library.thinkquest.org /16645/the_land/transportation.shtml   (240 words)

  
 afcharacins
The Congo/Zaire River basin is the largest river basin of Africa, covering over 12 percent of the continent, and is the second largest rainforest area in the world (only the Amazon is bigger).
The river is tidal to Boma, approximately 100 kilometres upriver.
The river is continued offshore by an 800-kilometres submarine canyon that is around 1220 metres deep.
www.wetpetz.com /afcharacin.htm   (1679 words)

  
 Kasai Rinkai Park - Tokyo Guide - Japan Reference
Kasai Rinkai Koen in Edogawa-ku is one of Tokyo's largest park, sprawling over 795,000 m2.
The other main attraction is the Kasai Rinkai Aquarium (admission 700yen, open from 9:30am to 4pm), one of Kanto's finest.
Kasai Rinkai Koen station is on the JR Keiyo and JR Musashino lines between Tokyo and Chiba, just one stop from Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama.
www.jref.com /practical/kasai_rinkai_park.shtml   (317 words)

  
 Shuttle images of ZAIRE
CONGO RIVER BASIN: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
CONGO RIVER VALLEY: • • • • • • •
KASAI: • • • • • • • • •
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