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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A section of the Nile River in eastern Africa flowing generally northward to Khartoum, where it joins the Blue Nile to form the Nile River proper.

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  • n. a headstream of the Nile; joins the Blue Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile


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  • The White Nile is the longer branch, and so the source of this river is the true beginning of the Nile.

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  • Analysts say the expected separation of the south will create new political uncertainty and potential violence in areas with many residents who may feel they would also like to join the new southern country, including in Southern and North Kordofan, White Nile and South Darfur.

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  • It would sit on the west bank of the White Nile river.

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  • It is formed from the White Nile, which originates in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, and the Blue Nile, which begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia.

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  • Alan Moorehead's seminal account of the hunt for the river's source, "The White Nile," was published half a century ago, and, as Mr. Jeal notes, dozens of biographies, including nine of Burton, six of Stanley, three of the Bakers and four of Livingstone have since appeared.

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  • Every night is pub night as he and his colleagues, who live on the factory premises by the banks of the White Nile, gather at the makeshift pub, complete with dartboard, to down White Bull lagers and fire up the barbecue.

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  • The north and south still need to negotiate the distribution of oil revenues, rights to the White Nile, official borders and citizenship rights.

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  • It will have a political south from the marginalized groups, from women, from rural populations, from Blue Nile, White Nile, North and South Kordofan, and South Darfur.

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  • The average annual flow of the Blue Nile and its tributaries upstream of the confluence with the White Nile at Khartoum is about 50 cubic kilometers (km3); the daily flow fluctuates between 10 million m3 in April to 500 million m3 in August (ratio of 1: 50).

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  • Theodore Roosevelt, now out of office and on his way back from a big-game-hunting trip in Africa, heard the news while on the White Nile.

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