Ruwenzori


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Ru·wen·zo·ri

 (ro͞o′wən-zôr′ē)
A mountain range of east-central Africa, rising to 5,109 m (16,763 ft) on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The range was explored in 1889 by Henry M. Stanley and may have been the geographer Ptolemy's Mountains of the Moon, which the ancients erroneously supposed was the source of the Nile River.

Ruwenzori

(ˌruːwɛnˈzɔːrɪ)
n
(Placename) a mountain range in central Africa, on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo between Lakes Edward and Albert: generally thought to be Ptolemy's "Mountains of the Moon". Highest peak: Mount Stanley, 5109 m (16 763 ft)

Ru•wen•zo•ri

(ˌru wənˈzɔr i, -ˈzoʊr i)

n.
a mountain group in central Africa between Lake Albert and Lake Edward. Highest peak, Mt. Ngaliema. 16,763 ft. (5109 m).
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