Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A valley formed by the down-faulting of its floor; a graben.

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  • noun a valley with steep sides; formed by a rift in the earth's crust

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Examples

  • The Rift Valley is the traditional home of the Kalenjin and

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  • The Palestinian coastal plains, the lowlands of Syria and Lebanon, and the northern parts of the Rift Valley are the main formations of the region.

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  • In addition, more than 450 other people have died from the haemorrhagic fever, now known as the Rift Valley fever, which has ravaged the traditionally arid areas of northern and eastern provinces of Kenya, killing both humans and thousands of livestock, the MSF said.

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  • Some 64,000 security officers have been deployed around the country, with particular focus on the Rift Valley, which is viewed by many as a potential flashpoint.

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  • People who grew up running barefoot - such as boys in Kenya's Rift Valley, which is known for endurance running champs - tend to land mostly on the front or middle of the foot when they touch ground.

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  • Areas such as Rift Valley, which have never previously experienced a drought of this intensity, are now affected.

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  • He also declared "Wakikuyu wahame Rift Valley mahali kulimilikiwa na Wadorobo (Kikuyus should move out of Rift Valley which is the ancestral land of Dorobos.)

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  • The water bodies are reducing everywhere in the Rift Valley.

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  • Police said they were trying to ascertain whether the 24-year-old -- the first Kenyan to win the Olympic gold in the marathon at Beijing in 2008 -- had deliberately killed himself by jumping off the balcony at his home in Nyahururu, a town in the Rift Valley, some 150 km 94 miles northwest of the capital Nairobi.

    Samuel Wanjiru Dead: Olympic Gold Medalist Dies At 24

  • Police said they were trying to ascertain whether the 24-year-old -- the first Kenyan to win the Olympic gold in the marathon at Beijing in 2008 -- had deliberately killed himself by jumping off the balcony at his home in Nyahururu, a town in the Rift Valley, some 150 km 94 miles northwest of the capital Nairobi.

    Samuel Wanjiru Dead: Olympic Gold Medalist Dies At 24

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