a river in E Africa, flowing NNW from Lake Tana in Ethiopia into the Nile at Khartoum: a tributary of the Nile. About 950 miles (1,530 km) long.
- Compare Nile.
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How to use Blue Nile in a sentence
Violence in both Sudan and South Sudan is raging, particularly in the regions of Jonglei, Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile.Sudan Groups Hope New Envoy Will Reverse Obama’s ‘Disastrous’ Approach | Josh Rogin | August 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Satellite Sentinel has offered indelible digital evidence of attacks in Abyei, Blue Nile, Darfur, and South Kordofan.One Year After Independence, South Sudan Still Needs International Support | John Avlon | January 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Motionless the fronds of the tall palms along the water front; motionless the columns of the temple reflected in the Blue Nile.The Palace of Darkened Windows | Mary Hastings Bradley
We are going with the expedition up the Blue Nile, and will then land and strike across the desert, to the Atbara.With Kitchener in the Soudan | G. A. Henty
He then broke up his camp and marched away, intending to cross the Blue Nile, and join the Khalifa.With Kitchener in the Soudan | G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for Blue Nile
a river in E Africa, rising in central Ethiopia as the Abbai and flowing southeast, then northwest to join the White Nile. Length: about 1530 km (950 miles)
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