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tana

[ tah-nuh ]
/ ˈtɑ nə /
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noun
a variant of thana.
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Other definitions for tana (2 of 2)

Tana
[ tah-nah, -nuh ]
/ ˈtɑ nɑ, -nə /

noun
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.
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.

Origin of Tana

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for tana (1 of 2)

tana
/ (ˈtɑːnə) /

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

Word Origin for tana

C19: from Malay tūpai tana ground squirrel

British Dictionary definitions for tana (2 of 2)

Tana
/ (ˈtɑːnə) /

noun
Lake Tana or Lake 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)
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)
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 name: Teno
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