Tana, Lake
geographical name lake NW Ethiopia; source of the Blue Nile area 1418 square miles (3687 square kilometers)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tana, Lake — Lake, Ethiopia. The country s largest lake, it is 47 mi (76 km) long and 44 mi (71 km) wide. It is the source of the Blue Nile (see Nile River), which pours from it over a lava barrier, dropping 138 ft (42 m) to form Tisisat Falls. Coptic… …   Universalium

  • Tana,Lake — Ta·na (täʹnə, nä), Lake also Lake Tsa·na (tsäʹ ) A lake of northwest Ethiopia. It is the largest lake in the country and the source of the Blue Nile. * * * …   Universalium

  • Tana, Lake — …   Useful english dictionary

  • lake — lake1 /layk/, n. 1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land. 2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil. 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [bef. 1000; ME lak(e) …   Universalium

  • Lake — /layk/, n. Simon, 1866 1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. * * * I Relatively large body of slow moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin. Lakes are most abundant in high northern latitudes and in mountain regions, particularly …   Universalium

  • Lake San Tana — Bild gesucht  BW Geographische Lage Coleman County, Texas, USA Abfl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tana — steht für: (1641) Tana, Asteroid Thaana Alphabet (auch Tāna geschrieben), Alphabet der Malediven Tana steht als geographische Bezeichnung für: Antananarivo, Kurzname für die Hauptstadt Madagaskars Asow, alter Name Tana, venezianisch genuesische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tana — may refer to:Places*Lake Tana, Ethiopia *Tana, a municipality in Norway *Tana, short hand form of Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar *Tana or Tanais, medieval trading city on the Sea of Azov, near the modern city of Azov. *Tana Bridge, Norway… …   Wikipedia

  • Tana Qirqos — (variantly spelled Tana Kirkos; also called Tana Chirqos or Tana Chirkos, etc.; Ge ez: ጣና ቂርቆስ ṭānā ḳīrḳōs , ጣና ጪርቆስ ṭānā č̣īrḳōs ) is an island in Lake Tana in Ethiopia. It is considered a holy island, and only monks of the Ethiopian Church live …   Wikipedia

  • Tana — [tä′nə] 1. river in E Kenya, flowing southeast into the Indian Ocean: c. 500 mi (805 km) 2. Lake lake in N Ethiopia: source of the Blue Nile: c. 1,400 sq mi (3,626 sq km) …   English World dictionary

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