Victoria Nyanza

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Victoria Ny·an·za

 (nī-ăn′zə, nyän′-)
See Lake Victoria.


(vɪkˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-)

1. 1819–1901, queen of Great Britain 1837–1901; empress of India 1876–1901.
2. Also called Hong Kong. the capital of Hong Kong, on the N coast of Hong Kong island. 1,100,000.
3. a state in SE Australia. 4,502,200; 87,884 sq. mi. (227,620 sq. km). Cap.: Melbourne.
4. the capital of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, in SW Canada. 66,303.
5. a city in S Texas. 55,330.
6. the capital of the Seychelles. 23,000.
7. Lake. Also called Victoria Nyanza. a lake in E central Africa, in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya: second largest freshwater lake in the world. 26,828 sq. mi. (69,485 sq. km).
8. (l.c.) a low, light, four-wheeled carriage with a calash top, a seat for two passengers, and a perch in front for the driver.
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Noun1.Victoria Nyanza - the largest lake in Africa and the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the worldVictoria Nyanza - the largest lake in Africa and the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world; a headwaters reservoir for the Nile River
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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In 1907 he rode the 600-mile railway that had been built as part of Britain's efforts to consolidate the East Africa Protectorate by connecting the port of Mombassa to Lake Victoria Nyanza. He marvelled in his 1908 travelogue,My African Journey, over the engineering masterpiece, which signalled to him
It was this success with plantations that was brought nearer home in 1924 when Australian sugar magnate, George Russell Mayers, who had in 1919 settled in Kinangop established Victoria Nyanza Sugar Company near Miwani.
It was not until years later that he was proved to have been right and that Lake Victoria Nyanza is the source of the White Nile (though the lake has several feeder rivers).

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