Pronunciation: (nīl), [key]
a river in E Africa, the longest in the world, flowing N from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean. 3473 mi. (5592 km) long; from the headwaters of the Kagera River, 4000 mi. (6440 km) long. Cf. Blue Nile, White Nile.
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