from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lake in the mountains of central Africa between Congo and Rwanda
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Which is why Lake Kivu is whispered to be cursed, and why fishermen disappear, dragged down by mamba mutu, who likes to eat their brains.
If my childhood has a paradise, it is the former colonial town of Bukavu, set at the southern tip of Lake Kivu amid rolling valleys and misted mountains.