- a member of a seminomadic people of northwestern Kenya and bordering areas of Uganda.
- the Nilotic language of the Turkana.
- Lake. Formerly Rudolf. a lake in E Africa, in NE Kenya. 185 miles (298 km) long; 3500 sq. mi. (9100 sq. km).
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Last Tuesday you came into camp and said the Turkana were very much excited.'The Explorer
W. Somerset Maugham
Last Tuesday you came into camp and told me the Turkana were very excited.
It wouldn't be so serious, only the best fighting part of our forces are the Turkana, and we must expect treachery.
My plan is to start marching as if I didn't know that the Turkana were going to turn against us.
Now I must have one white man to head the Turkana, and that man will run the greatest possible danger.
- Lake Turkana a long narrow lake in E Africa, in the Great Rift Valley. Area: 7104 sq km (2743 sq miles)Former name: Lake Rudolf