Nile River

the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization
Syn: ↑Nile
Derivationally related forms: ↑Nilotic (for: ↑Nile)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑river
Part Holonyms:

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Nile River — Arabic Baḥr al Nīl River, eastern and northern Africa. The longest river in the world, it is about 4,132 mi (6,650 km) long from its remotest headstream and 3,473 mi (5,588 km) from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea. It flows generally north …   Universalium

  • Nile River — n. river in northeast Africa which is the longest river in the world …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Nile River Cities — Cairo, Egypt and Khartoum, Sudan …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Blue Nile River — ▪ river, Africa Arabic  Al baḥr Al azraq,  Amharic  Abāy,         headstream of the Nile River (q.v.) and source of almost 70 percent of its floodwater at Khartoum. It reputedly rises as the Abāy from a spring 6,000 ft (1,800 m) above sea level,… …   Universalium

  • White Nile River — ▪ river, The Sudan Arabic  Al baḥr Al abyaḍ,    section of the Nile between Malakāl and Khartoum, The Sudan. It is formed by the confluence of the Mountain Nile (Baḥr al Jabal) and the Sobat River above Malakāl, and flows for about 500 miles (800 …   Universalium

  • River delta — Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. The Nile is an example of a wave dominated delta that has the classic Greek delta (Δ) shape after which river deltas were named. A delta is a landform that is formed at the mouth of a river where that… …   Wikipedia

  • NILE — NILE, river in N.E. Africa. The Nile is the lifestream of the civilizations flourishing in the valley bordering it. If the river is too high or too low in one year, disaster and famine follow in the next. Indeed, the ancient Egyptians saw in the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Nile monitor — Lake Manyara, Tanzania Conservation status Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

  • Nile, Texas — is an abandoned ghost town in Milam County, Texas, nine miles west of Rockdale,[1] and is named after the river in Egypt, the Nile River.[2] The population peaked at thirty five in 1896 when it had two cottin gins, and a general store. The school …   Wikipedia

  • Nile — For other uses, see Nile (disambiguation). Coordinates: 30°10′N 031°06′E / 30.167°N 31.1°E / 30.167; 31.1 …   Wikipedia

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