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nyanza

[nee-an-zuh, nahy-]
noun
  1. (in central and East Africa) a large body of water, especially a lake.
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Origin of nyanza

< a Bantu language of the region; compare Shona nyanza lake, sea
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Examples from the Web for nyanza

Historical Examples

  • Six miles off I had told the men to prepare to see the Nyanza.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • They shouted in their rage, as they saw their prize escape, go, and die in the Nyanza!

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • When they saw the Nyanza below them, many came to kiss my hands.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • The waters of the Nyanza, violently agitated, were foaming like the billows of a sea.

  • Nyanza Black; when obtained is a good one and of solid appearance.


British Dictionary definitions for nyanza

nyanza

noun
  1. (capital when part of a name) (in E Africa) a lake
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Word Origin

from Bantu
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