a shallow lake and swamp in NE Zambia. About 150 miles (240 km) long.
The term Bangweulu is sometimes applied to the whole depression, but is properly confined to the area of clear water.
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Lake Bangweulu, a shallow lake in NE Zambia, discovered by David Livingstone, who died there in 1873. Area: about 9850 sq km (3800 sq miles), including swamps
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banyan (def 2). Historical Examples The banjo or bania of the African negro having grass strings is still in use on the coast of Guinea. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various They nearly all belong to the bania caste, and are engaged in moneylending and trade like other banias. The […]
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