(in central and East Africa) a large body of water, especially a lake.
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How to use nyanza in a sentence
The country bordering Victoria nyanza is typically tropical; the rainfall exceeds 60 in.
Stanley went right across the centre of the continent, and discovered the lake Albert Edward nyanza.Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill
Victoria nyanza, so called after Queen Victoria, had been discovered some years before.Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill
The country at this point stretched before him in one vast plain, which some of the natives said extended clear to nyanza.Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa | Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
Its altitude is three thousand seven hundred and seventy-five feet above the sea and but a few feet above Victoria nyanza.Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa | Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for nyanza
(capital when part of a name) (in E Africa) a lake
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