White Volta
geographical name — see Volta

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  • White Volta — shown in white. (Upper Volta is today called Burkina Faso.) The White Volta, also known as the Nakambe River, is the headstream of the Volta River in West Africa. It originates in Burkina Faso and it flows into Lake Volta in Ghana. Its main… …   Wikipedia

  • White Volta — see VOLTA2 …   English World dictionary

  • White Volta — White′ Vol′ta n. geg a river in W Africa, in Ghana, a branch of the Volta River. ab. 550 mi. (885 km) long Compare Volta 2) …   From formal English to slang

  • White Volta — a river in W Africa, in Ghana: a branch of the Volta River. ab. 550 mi. (885 km) long. Cf. Volta (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • White Volta — /waɪt ˈvɒltə/ (say wuyt voltuh) noun a river in western Africa, flowing south west and south from northern Burkina Faso; joins the Black Volta to form the Volta. 885 km …   Australian English dictionary

  • White Volta — a river in W Africa, in Ghana: a branch of the Volta River. ab. 550 mi. (885 km) long. Cf. Volta (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • White Volta River — River, Burkina Faso and Ghana, western Africa. It rises in Burkina Faso (where it is known as the Nakanbe) and flows southwest for about 400 mi (640 km) to empty into Lake Volta in Ghana. It is a headstream of the Volta River. * * * ▪ river,… …   Universalium

  • Volta — may refer to:Rivers and lakes* Lake Volta in Ghana * Burkina Faso, the country formerly named Upper Volta * The Volta River, consisting of the: ** Black Volta ** Red Volta ** White VoltaOther* Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist and inventor… …   Wikipedia

  • Volta — Volta1 [vō̂l′tä] Conte Alessandro [ä΄les sän′drō̂] 1745 1827; It. physicist Volta2 [väl′tə, vôl′tə, vōl′tə] 1. river in SE Ghana, flowing south from Lake Volta into the Bight of Benin: c. 300 mi (483 km), including Lake Volta 2. Lake artificial …   English World dictionary

  • Volta River — River, Ghana, western Africa. The nation s chief river, it flows from Lake Volta and receives the Black Volta and the White Volta rivers. It flows southward through Ghana to the Bight of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea. The river system is 1,000 mi… …   Universalium

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