British mission stations are working at high pressure on the Shiré Highlands and upon the shores of Nyassa.
Early in 1859 the exploration of the Shiré was begun--a river hitherto absolutely unknown.
From the cataracts of the Shiré, Livingstone made several searches for lakes spoken of by the natives.
The Shiré Valley was inhabited by the Manganja, a very warlike race.
In the middle of March of the same year , we started again for a second trip on the Shiré.
This lake was absolutely unknown to the Portuguese, who, indeed, were never allowed by the natives to enter the Shiré.
This is one of the great slave-paths from the interior, others cross the Shiré a little below, and some on the lake itself.
The navigation of the Shiré was difficult, for the "Pioneer" being deep in the water would often run aground.
Five feet were found to be too much for the navigation of the upper part of the Shiré.
It seemed that it would be better in the meantime to reach the lake by the Zambesi and the Shiré, so the party returned.
Old English scir "administrative office, jurisdiction, stewardship, authority," also in particular use "district, province, country," from Proto-Germanic *skizo (cf. Old High German scira "care, official charge"). Ousted since 14c. by Anglo-French county. The gentrified sense is from The Shires (1796), used by people in other parts of England of those counties that end in -shire; sense transferred to "hunting country of the Midlands" (1860).