- a river in E Africa, in Kenya, flowing SE to the Indian Ocean. 500 miles (800 km) long.
- Lake. Also Tsana. a lake in NW Ethiopia: the source of the Blue Nile. 1100 sq. mi. (2850 sq. km).
- a police station in India.
- (formerly) a military base in India.
Origin of thana
< Hindi thānā < Sanskrit sthāna a place
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Examples from the Web for tana
The unreliable narrator is a staple of recent psychological thrillers, from Gillian Flynn to S.J. Watson to Tana French.Caught in Her Mind: Fiona McFarlane’s ‘The Night Guest’
October 7, 2013
“They were very gentle and nice people,” says Salt Lick employee Tana Kent.The Fugitive Guru
June 21, 2011
What has Harris been telling you that has aroused you to interest, Tana?That Girl Montana
Marah Ellis Ryan
From Fort Hall we crossed the Tana and made three marches down the river.
From my own experience and observation they were most abundant on the Tana River.
So it is with the Tana, Fotuna, and the first Uea specimens.Opuscula
Robert Gordon Latham
Generally this was an easy task, for all sorts of game abounded on the banks of the Tana.Allan Quatermain
H. Rider Haggard
- a small Madagascan lemur, Phaner furcifer
- a large tree shrew, Tupaia tana, of Sumatra and Borneo
C19: from Malay tūpai tana ground squirrel
- Lake Tana or Lake Tsana a lake in NW Ethiopia, on a plateau 1800 m (6000 ft) high: the largest lake of Ethiopia; source of the Blue Nile. Area: 3673 sq km (1418 sq miles)
- a river in E Kenya, rising in the Aberdare Range and flowing in a wide curve east to the Indian Ocean: the longest river in Kenya. Length: 708 km (440 miles)
- a river in NE Norway, flowing generally northeast as part of the border between Norway and Finland to the Arctic Ocean by Tana Fjord. Length: about 320 km (200 miles)Finnish name: Teno
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