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Great Rift Valley


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ( geology) a depression in southwestern Asia and eastern Africa; extends from the valley of the Jordan River to Mozambique; marked by geological faults


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  • In equatorial Africa, the Rift System has two branches, the eastern branch is often referred to as the Great Rift Valley or Eastern Rift Valley.

    Albertine Rift

  • Before the latest discovery, De Brazza's monkeys were not known to exist east of the Great Rift Valley, which is dry.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Great Rift Valley, which is - according to geologists - a continental rift zone.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The Great Rift Valley is the longest fault system in the world, running approximately 5950 km across the African Continent it draws thousands of adventure seekers and nature lovers from all over the world every year. - Articles related to ‘Global investors must look to Africa for business opportunities’

  • Educated at Pembroke House, a boarding school near the Kenyan village of Gilgil in the Great Rift Valley, Jecca “always had a lot of admirers—hardly surprising for a slim, sporty blonde,” a Pembroke House schoolmate said.

    William and Kate

  • In mid-March he arrived at the fifty-five-thousand-acre Lewa Conservancy, an African wildlife preserve on the Laikipia Plateau stretching from the Great Rift Valley to the slopes of Mount Kenya.

    William and Kate

  • The three groups were divided between two Direct Relief International programs, Florida Hurricane Preparedness, a gynocare doctor doing fistula repair surgery for women in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya and Global Hope Network helping empower the poorest villages around the globe.

    John Bergquist: SOBCon NW: Connecting Those Who Will Make a Difference

  • "The Great Rift Valley, the Field of the Cloth of Gold, Newton's prism, the Mona Lisa" are, he announces with slightly alarming gusto in his prologue, "all impossible without the elements."

    Periodic Table Talk

  • I can so well recall the sense of unreality I felt as we chugged northward up Lake Tanganyika toward Gombe, passing the densely forested valleys that brought small clear streams down from the ridge of the Great Rift Valley.

    A Journey Through the Jungle

  • When our ancestors walked upright out of the Great Rift Valley, when they made their way across the European continent, braving ever harsher winters, it took all the libido they could muster and all the effort they could call out of their hungry bodies to keep the next generation alive.

    Valerie Tarico: Too Much of a Good Thing, Elephants and Us


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