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tana

1

[ tah-nuh ]

noun

  1. a variant of thana.


Tana

2

[ tah-nah, -nuh ]

noun

  1. a river in eastern Africa, the longest river in Kenya, where it flows eastward before turning south to the Indian Ocean: site of a series of hydroelectric dams. 620 miles (998 kilometers) long.
  2. Lake Ta·na, the largest lake in Ethiopia, located in the Amhara Region and the source of the Blue Nile: recognized for its historical, cultural, ecological, and international significance. 1,200 square miles (3,100 square kilometers). Formerly Lake Tsana.

Tana

1

/ ˈtɑːnə /

noun

  1. Lake Tana
    Lake TanaLake Tsana a lake in NW Ethiopia, on a plateau 1800 m (6000 ft) high: the largest lake of Ethiopia; source of the Blue Nile. Area: 3673 sq km (1418 sq miles)
  2. a river in E Kenya, rising in the Aberdare Range and flowing in a wide curve east to the Indian Ocean: the longest river in Kenya. Length: 708 km (440 miles)
  3. a river in NE Norway, flowing generally northeast as part of the border between Norway and Finland to the Arctic Ocean by Tana Fjord. Length: about 320 km (200 miles) Finnish nameTeno


tana

2

/ ˈtɑːnə /

noun

  1. a small Madagascan lemur, Phaner furcifer
  2. a large tree shrew, Tupaia tana, of Sumatra and Borneo

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tana1

First recorded in 1880–85

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tana1

C19: from Malay tūpai tana ground squirrel

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Example Sentences

The unreliable narrator is a staple of recent psychological thrillers, from Gillian Flynn to S.J. Watson to Tana French.

“They were very gentle and nice people,” says Salt Lick employee Tana Kent.

Diamonds have been discovered in the Thika river, one of the headstreams of the Tana.

As the basis for these gymnastics we have the children pronounce the words: pane—fame—tana—zina—stella—rana—gatto.

So it is with the Tana, Fotuna, and the first Uea specimens.

He hunted some and fished some, but never far from Tana-naw Station, and he was at the large house often and long.

He sang songs to her, and was ardent and glowed until all Tana-naw Station knew he loved her.

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