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Lake Victoria


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Lake Victoria the largest lake in Africa and the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world; a headwaters reservoir for the Nile River
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In literature:

Mr. Hagenauer, of Lake Wellington, a missionary in Gippsland, Victoria, who has had much experience with the natives.
"The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals" by Charles Darwin
This sheet of water was christened Uyanza Victoria, or Victoria Lake, by Captain Speke.
"Five Weeks in a Balloon" by Jules Verne
The southern shore of Lake Victoria is very picturesque, as well as the line of the Rufus.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
The natives of the Rufus and Lake Victoria (Tar-ru) have a great variety of dances and figures.
"Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central Australia And Overland" by Edward John Eyre
Even apart from its size, the Victoria Nyanza is the most important among the enormous lakes of Central Africa.
"Freeland" by Theodor Hertzka
He named Lake Victoria, and then directed his course to the west, where he discovered and named the Nicholson and Mitchell rivers.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
The abolition of the slave-trade by King Mtesa, chief of Waganda, near Lake Victoria Nyanza, is one of the most recent fruits of the agitation.
"The Personal Life Of David Livingstone" by William Garden Blaikie
The gain of that part secured unimpeded access from the coast to the northern half of Lake Victoria Nyanza.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
The first of these, or the true Nile, has its source in Lake Victoria Nyanza, and the second rises in Abyssinia.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XII, Jan. 3, 1891" by Various
On July 30, 1858, they were fortunate enough to cross one of the bays of the southern half of Lake Victoria Nyanza.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
Lord Roberts was encamped just above the Victoria Lake, close to Germiston.
"The Petticoat Commando" by Johanna Brandt
A few days after I heard of this piece of good luck I was traveling across Victoria Nyanza on one of the little steamers that ply the lake.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Amongst the Ja-luo (northeast corner of Lake Victoria) both sexes when unmarried go naked.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Rushing from the Lake Victoria Nyanza like a mountain torrent, it finally loses its impetuosity, and runs over extensive flats.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
It is not a very large lake compared to Victoria, Tanganika and Nyassa.
"Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa" by Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
During one season the "Queen Victoria" was chartered as a gunboat for Lake Ontario, being manned by officers and men from the Royal Navy.
"A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River" by Barlow Cumberland
Lake Donaldson is near the spring, and the Victoria is supposed to drain it.
"The Story of the Great Fire in St. John, N.B., June 20th, 1877" by George Stewart
This is the lake country of Victoria.
"Australian Pictures" by Howard Willoughby
That lake, together with that of Victoria Nyanza, may be accepted as the great reservoir of the Nile.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur

In news:

It was already known that a major threat to the cichlids of Lake Victoria was the Nile perch, an introduced species known to be a voracious predator.
German percussionist and producer Sven Kacirek collected field recordings from his travels along the Kenyan coast and in the hinterland near Lake Victoria.
Flower power threatens Kenya's Lake Victoria.
Water hyacinth covers large swaths of Lake Victoria.
Flower power threatens Kenya's Lake Victoria .
Water hyacinth covers large swaths of Lake Victoria .
Battling HIV/AIDS on Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria, Kenya.
Lake Victoria 's Lightning-Fast Origin of Species.
VIEWED as an evolutionary treasure chest, crowded with hundreds of closely related fish species that can be found nowhere else in the world, Africa's Lake Victoria has long attracted biologists to its shores.
World News Briefs;2 Boat Accidents Kill 117 on Lake Victoria .
Ugandans are calling for tougher action against boat operators on Lake Victoria after 117 people died in two accidents in the last week.
As many as 10,000 bodies from Rwanda's massacres have washed down the Kagera River into Lake Victoria in Uganda in the last few weeks, creating an acute health hazard, a senior Ugandan official says.
The research field camp on Lake Vida, Victoria Valley, Antarctica.
PALM BEACH GARDENS — Downtown Dental Care will have a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor David Levy of Palm Beach Gardens at 3 pm Oct 31 at its office at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Suite 2201, Palm Beach Gardens.
Kenya is bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Lake Victoria and Tanzania.