- (in central and East Africa) a large body of water, especially a lake.
Origin of nyanza
< a Bantu language of the region; compare Shona nyanza lake, sea
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Examples from the Web for nyanza
Six miles off I had told the men to prepare to see the Nyanza.
They shouted in their rage, as they saw their prize escape, go, and die in the Nyanza!
When they saw the Nyanza below them, many came to kiss my hands.
The waters of the Nyanza, violently agitated, were foaming like the billows of a sea.Five Weeks in a Balloon
Nyanza Black; when obtained is a good one and of solid appearance.The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics
- (capital when part of a name) (in E Africa) a lake
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