Definition of Caprivi Strip in US English:

Caprivi Strip

proper noun

  • A narrow strip of Namibia which extends toward Zambia from the northeastern corner of Namibia and reaches the Zambezi River.

Origin

Named after Leo Graf von Caprivi, German imperial Chancellor (1890–4) at the time when this region became part of the colony of German South West Africa.

Pronunciation

Caprivi Strip

/kəˌprēvē ˈstrip/