ZAMBESI


ZAMBESI
   one of the four great African rivers, and the fourth largest as regards both the volume of its waters and the area it drains, the other three being the Nile, the Congo, and the Niger; its head-streams being the Lungebungo, the Leeba, and Leeambye; it waters a rich pastoral region, and it falls into the Indian Ocean after a course of nearly 1600 m., in which it drains 600,000 sq. m. of territory, or an area three times larger than that of France; owing to cataracts and rapids it is only navigable in different stretches; at 900 m. from its mouth it plunges in a cataract known as the Victoria Falls, and which rivals in grandeur those even of Niagara.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Zambēsi — Zambēsi, Fluß in Afrika, s. Sambesi …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Zambesi — Zambesi, Strom Südafrikas, s. Sambesi …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Zambesi — Vorlage:Infobox Fluss/DGWK fehltKoordinaten fehlen! Hilf mit.Vorlage:Infobox Fluss/KARTE fehlt Sambesi Karte des Flussverlaufs Dat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zambesi — geographical name see Zambezi …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Zambesi — noun A river in southern Africa, which has its source in Zambia and flows into the Indian Ocean …   Wiktionary

  • Zambesi — Zambezi; Sambesi …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Zambesi — n. Zambezi, river in Africa …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Zambesi — Zam·be·si …   English syllables

  • Zambesi — zamˈbēzē trademark used for a direct azo dye; see dye table I (under Direct Black 17 and 78) …   Useful english dictionary


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