VICTORIA NYANZA


VICTORIA NYANZA
   a lake in East Central Africa, on the Equator, is about the size of Ireland, 300 m. long and 20 m. broad, at an elevation of 3500 ft. above the sea-level; discovered by Captain Speke in 1858, and circumnavigated by Stanley in 1875; is regarded as the head-source of the Nile, the waters of it flowing through Albert Nyanza 80 m. to the N., between which two lakes lies the territory of Uganda.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Victoria Nyanza — /nuy an zeuh, nee , nyahn zah/ Victoria (def. 10). * * * …   Universalium

  • Victoria Nyanza — Victo′ria Ny•an′za [[t]naɪˈæn zə, ni , ˈnyɑn zɑ[/t]] n. geg Victoria 7) …   From formal English to slang

  • Victoria Nyanza — noun the largest lake in Africa and the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world; a headwaters reservoir for the Nile River • Syn: ↑Lake Victoria • Instance Hypernyms: ↑lake • Part Holonyms: ↑Africa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Victoria Nyanza — Victoriasee; Viktoriasee; Ukerewesee (veraltet) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Victoria Nyanza — /vɪkˌtɔriə naɪˈænzə/ (say vik.tawreeuh nuy anzuh) noun → Victoria2 (def. 5a) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Victoria Nyanza, Southern — • Vicariate apostolic erected from the mission of Nyanza Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Victoria Nyanza, Northern — • Founded in 1878 by the White Fathers of Cardinal Lavigerie Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Vicarite Apostolic of Northern Victoria Nyanza —     Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Victoria Nyanza     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Victoria Nyanza     The Mission of Victoria Nyanza, founded in 1878 by the White Fathers of Cardinal Lavigerie, was erected into a… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Victoria Nyanza — The Vicariate Apostolic of Northern (Victoria) Nyanza was a Roman catholic missionary jurisdiction in present Uganda.HistoryThe mission was founded in 1878 by the White Fathers of Cardinal Lavigerie, was erected into a Vicariate Apostolic on 31… …   Wikipedia

  • Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Victoria Nyanza — The Vicariate Apostolic of Northern (Victoria) Nyanza (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Victoriensis–Nyanzensis Septentrionalis) was a Roman catholic missionary jurisdiction in present Uganda. History The mission was founded in 1878 by the White… …   Wikipedia


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