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Victoria Nyanza

The largest lake in Africa and the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world; a headwaters reservoir for the Nile River.  Synonym: Lake Victoria.

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"Victoria Nyanza" Quotes from Famous Books

... was known. The outlet of the lake was as yet undiscovered. The secret sources of the Nile were unknown, and the great river that reaches the Congo coast from the interior was then, so far as men knew, lost in the foam of the cataracts above. Even the already famous lake known as the Victoria Nyanza was indistinctly sketched on the maps, and people familiar with African exploration were uncertain whether that great body of water was a lake or a chain ...
— Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8 • Various

... with, some African animals, either the same as are found on the Central African plains, and were found on the veldt of South Africa, or of the same families. The present condition of the country between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Victoria Nyanza shows quite as great a mixture of species. There, for instance, are all the big antelopes, rhinoceroses, zebras, lions, elephants, hyaenas, and wild dogs, and though there are glaciers on Kilimanjaro ...
— The Naturalist on the Thames • C. J. Cornish

Words linked to "Victoria Nyanza" :   Lake Victoria, Africa, lake

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