[roo-wuh n-zawr-ee, -zohr-ee]
- a mountain group in central Africa between Lake Albert and Lake Edward: sometimes identified with Ptolemy's “Mountains of the Moon.” Highest peak, Mt. Ngaliema (Stanley), with two summits: Mt. Margherita, 16,795 feet (5119 meters), and Mt. Alexandra, 16,726 feet (5098 meters).
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Its alliance with Kuamba of western Ruwenzori is not very close.
Since we left Kabbarega we travelled along the base of the snowy range Ruwenzori.Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa
Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
Between this point and the Ruwenzori range lies the deep sunken valley of the Semliki, from twelve to twenty-five miles wide.
Ruwenzori was now known as Virika by the Awamba of this district.
This, though, is not the highest peak in the Ruwenzori cluster.
- a mountain range in central Africa, on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) between Lakes Edward and Albert: generally thought to be Ptolemy's "Mountains of the Moon". Highest peak: Mount Stanley, 5109 m (16 763 ft)
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