Blue Nile

Blue Nile
noun
a headstream of the Nile; joins the White Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile
Instance Hypernyms: ↑headstream

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a river in E Africa, flowing NNW from Lake Tana in Ethiopia into the Nile at Khartoum: a tributary of the Nile. ab. 950 mi. (1530 km) long. Cf. Nile.

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one of the two principal headwaters of the Nile River. It rises from Lake Tana in northwestern Ethiopia and flows about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) south and then northwest into Sudan, where it meets the White Nile at Khartoum

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Blue Nile — the Blue Nile one of the two rivers that form the River Nile. It starts in Ethiopia in East Africa, and flows north to Khartoum in Sudan, where it joins the White Nile …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Blue Nile — Blue′ Nile′ n. geg a river in E Africa, flowing NNW from Lake Tana in Ethiopia into the Nile at Khartoum: a tributary of the Nile. ab. 950 mi. (1530 km) long Compare Nile …   From formal English to slang

  • Blue Nile — see NILE …   English World dictionary

  • Blue Nile — The Blue Nile (Amharic: ዓባይ; transliterated: ʿAbbai, but pronounced Abbai ; Arabic: النيل الأزرق; transliterated: an Nīl al Āzraq) is a river originating at Lake Tana in Ethiopia. Sometimes in Ethiopia the river especially the upper reaches is… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue Nile — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Blue Nile Country and Admin Code SD.42 SD …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Blue Nile — a river in E Africa, flowing NNW from Lake Tana in Ethiopia into the Nile at Khartoum: a tributary of the Nile. ab. 950 mi. (1530 km) long. Cf. Nile. * * * …   Universalium

  • Blue Nile — geographical name river 850 miles (1368 kilometers) Ethiopia & Sudan flowing from Lake Tana NNW into the Nile at Khartoum see Abay …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Blue Nile — tributary of the Nile river …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Blue Nile — /ˈblu naɪl/ (say blooh nuyl) noun → Nile2 (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Blue Nile (disambiguation) — Blue Nile may refer to: * Blue Nile, a river in Ethiopia and Sudan * Blue Nile (state), a state in Sudan that is part of the Blue Nile region. See States of Sudan. * The Blue Nile, a Scottish band * Blue Nile Inc., an online jewelry retailer …   Wikipedia


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