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tana

[tah-nuh] /ˈtɑ nə/
noun
1.

Tana

[tah-nah, -nuh] /ˈtɑ nɑ, -nə/
noun
1.
a river in E Africa, in Kenya, flowing SE to the Indian Ocean. 500 miles (800 km) long.
2.
Lake. Also, Tsana. a lake in NW Ethiopia: the source of the Blue Nile. 1100 sq. mi. (2850 sq. km).

thana

or tana

[tah-nuh] /ˈtɑ nə/
noun
1.
a police station in India.
2.
(formerly) a military base in India.
Origin of thana
< Hindi thānā < Sanskrit sthāna a place
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  • Down on the tana River the rhinos are more common than in any other known section of Africa.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • From Fort Hall we crossed the tana and made three marches down the river.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • Thus the course of the tana possessed advantages to such as we.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • From my own experience and observation they were most abundant on the tana River.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • We finally reached the high promontory which divides the Laxe from the tana fjord, at the extremity of which is Nordkyn.

    The Land of the Long Night Paul du Chaillu
  • Our first sight of the tana River was from the top of a bluff.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • And so with the last body that floated away down the current of the tana ended the incident of our attack on the Masai camp.

    Allan Quatermain H. Rider Haggard
  • Rostral portion of skull less attenuate than in Tupaia tana.

British Dictionary definitions for tana

tana

/ˈtɑːnə/
noun
1.
a small Madagascan lemur, Phaner furcifer
2.
a large tree shrew, Tupaia tana, of Sumatra and Borneo
Word Origin
C19: from Malay tūpai tana ground squirrel

Tana

/ˈtɑːnə/
noun
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.
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) Finnish name Teno
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