tana

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Tana

[tah-nah, -nuh]
noun
1.
a river in E Africa, in Kenya, flowing SE to the Indian Ocean. 500 miles (800 km) long.
2.
Also, Tsana. a lake in NW Ethiopia: the source of the Blue Nile. 1100 sq. mi. (2850 sq. km).
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tana (ˈtɑːnə)
 
n
1.  a small Madagascan lemur, Phaner furcifer
2.  a large tree shrew, Tupaia tana, of Sumatra and Borneo
 
[C19: from Malay tūpai tana ground squirrel]

Tana (ˈtɑːnə)
 
n
1.  Lake Tana, Lake Tsana a lake in NW Ethiopia, on a plateau 1800 m (6000 ft) high: the largest lake of Ethiopia; source of the Blue Nile. Area: 3673 sq km (1418 sq miles)
2.  a river in E Kenya, rising in the Aberdare Range and flowing in a wide curve east to the Indian Ocean: the longest river in Kenya. Length: 708 km (440 miles)
3.  Finnish name: Teno a river in NE Norway, flowing generally northeast as part of the border between Norway and Finland to the Arctic Ocean by Tana Fjord. Length: about 320 km (200 miles)

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tana

town, Rostov oblast (province), southwestern Russia. It lies on the left bank of the Don River, 4 miles (7 km) east of the Sea of Azov. The Greek colony of Tanais, the first known major city in the region, was founded there in the 6th century BC. It changed hands and was renamed several times over the ensuing centuries. It became the Genoese colony of Tana (established 1316-22), which in 1471 was captured by the Turks and held as a fortress; it fell to Peter I the Great in 1696. The town Peter founded in 1708 on the site was lost to the Turks but regained in 1739. The town has since silted up and lost its functions to nearby Rostov-na-Donu. Azov's industries include fish processing, lumber milling, and light manufacturing. Pop. (2006 est.) 82,591.

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