Definition of Kasai
1. Noun. A river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo.
Group relationships: Angola, Republic Of Angola, Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Zaire
Generic synonyms: River
Medical Definition of Kasai
1. A form of anaemia occurring in natives of Zaire (formerly the Belgian Congo), with associated oedema of subcutaneous tissues, depigmented regions in the skin, and various gastrointestinal disturbances; thought to result from deficiencies in nutrition. Synonym: Belgian Congo anaemia. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Kasai
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The kasai rises in about 12° S., 19° E. and flows first in a north-easterly direction. About 10° 35" S., 22° 15' E. it makes a rectangular bend northward ..."
2. King Leopold's Rule in Africa by Edmund Dene Morel (1905)
"To follow the developments of Congo State control in the Basin of the kasai, it is necessary to indulge in an historical retrospect. ..."
3. Pioneering in Central Africa by Samuel Phillips Verner (1903)
"The Moral and Religious Condition of the kasai People. r change the life currents of people who have crystallized into their present ..."
4. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa: Including a Sketch of by David Livingstone (1858)
"Village of Ka- binje.—Good Effects of the Belief in the Power of Charms.—Demand for Gunpowder and English Calico.—The kasai.—Vexatious Trick.—Want of Food. ..."
5. The Congo Slave State: A Protest Against the New African Slavery; and an by Edmund Dene Morel (1903)
"The kasai Trust is controlled by the Congo State, and benefits by State rates of transport, ocean and fluvial. THE NUMBER OF DIVIDEND- PAYING SHARES IS 4020 ..."