geographical name \ˈnī(-ə)l\

Definition of Nile

  1. river 4160 miles (6693 kilometers) long in eastern Africa flowing from Lake Victoria in Uganda north into the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt The Nile is the longest river in Africa and by most authorities is considered the longest in the world. The section between Lake Victoria and Lake Albert is called the Victoria Nile\vik-ˈtȯr-ē-ə\ play or Somerset Nile \ˈsə-mər-sət, -ˌset\play , the section between Lake Albert and Lake No is the Albert Nile\ˈal-bərt\ play , and the section from Lake No to Khartoum is the White Nile. — see blue nile

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a brief usually trivial fact

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