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Ta·na(tä′nə, -nä), Lake also Lake Tsa·na (tsä′-)
A lake of northwest Ethiopia. Ethiopia's largest lake, it is the source of the Blue Nile.
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1. (Animals) a small Madagascan lemur, Phaner furcifer
2. (Animals) a large tree shrew, Tupaia tana, of Sumatra and Borneo
[C19: from Malay tūpai tana ground squirrel]
1. (Placename) Lake Tana 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)
2. (Placename) 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)
3. (Placename) 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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Ta•na(ˈtɑ nɑ, -nə)
1. a river in E Africa, in Kenya, flowing SE to the Indian Ocean. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
2. Lake. Also, Tsana. a lake in NW Ethiopia: the source of the Blue Nile. 1100 sq. mi. (2850 sq. km).
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