a mountain group in central Africa between Lake Albert and Lake Edward: sometimes identified with Ptolemy's “Mountains of the Moon.” Highest peak, Mt. Ngaliema (Stanley), with two summits: Mt. Margherita, 16,795 feet (5,119 meters), and Mt. Alexandra, 16,726 feet (5,098 meters).
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How to use Ruwenzori in a sentence
Since we left Kabbarega we travelled along the base of the snowy range Ruwenzori.Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa | Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
The great equatorial mountains Kilimanjaro and Ruwenzori show signs of a former extension of glaciers.The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight | J. Cecil Hughes
We were within 200 yards from the foot of the Ruwenzori range.
Between this point and the Ruwenzori range lies the deep sunken valley of the Semliki, from twelve to twenty-five miles wide.
Ruwenzori was now known as Virika by the Awamba of this district.
British Dictionary definitions for Ruwenzori
a mountain range in central Africa, on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) between Lakes Edward and Albert: generally thought to be Ptolemy's "Mountains of the Moon". Highest peak: Mount Stanley, 5109 m (16 763 ft)
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