Blue Nile

Blue Nile
Blue Nile
the Blue Nile
one of the two rivers that form the River Nile. It starts in Ethiopia in East Africa, and flows north to Khartoum in Sudan, where it joins the White Nile.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Blue Nile — Blue′ Nile′ n. geg a river in E Africa, flowing NNW from Lake Tana in Ethiopia into the Nile at Khartoum: a tributary of the Nile. ab. 950 mi. (1530 km) long Compare Nile …   From formal English to slang

  • Blue Nile — see NILE …   English World dictionary

  • Blue Nile — The Blue Nile (Amharic: ዓባይ; transliterated: ʿAbbai, but pronounced Abbai ; Arabic: النيل الأزرق; transliterated: an Nīl al Āzraq) is a river originating at Lake Tana in Ethiopia. Sometimes in Ethiopia the river especially the upper reaches is… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue Nile — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Blue Nile Country and Admin Code SD.42 SD …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Blue Nile (disambiguation) — Blue Nile may refer to: * Blue Nile, a river in Ethiopia and Sudan * Blue Nile (state), a state in Sudan that is part of the Blue Nile region. See States of Sudan. * The Blue Nile, a Scottish band * Blue Nile Inc., an online jewelry retailer …   Wikipedia

  • Blue Nile (state) — Blue Nile (Arabic: النيل الأزرق; transliterated: an Nyl al Azraq ; called Al Wustá during 1991 1994) is one of the 26 states of Sudan. It has an area of 45,844 km² and an estimated population of approximately 600,000 (2000). Ad Damazin is the… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue Nile Inc. — Infobox Company | company name = Blue Nile Inc. | company company type = Public (NASDAQ) | foundation = 1999 | industry = Retail revenue = $319 million USD (Dec 2007) net income = $17.5 million USD (Dec 2007) num employees = 159 location =… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue Nile River — ▪ river, Africa Arabic  Al baḥr Al azraq,  Amharic  Abāy,         headstream of the Nile River (q.v.) and source of almost 70 percent of its floodwater at Khartoum. It reputedly rises as the Abāy from a spring 6,000 ft (1,800 m) above sea level,… …   Universalium

  • Blue Nile Falls — The Blue Nile Falls are a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. They are known as Tis Issat in Amharic, when translated, means water and smoke. They are situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 kilometers downstream from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue Nile — noun a headstream of the Nile; joins the White Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile • Instance Hypernyms: ↑headstream * * * a river in E Africa, flowing NNW from Lake Tana in Ethiopia into the Nile at Khartoum: a tributary of the Nile. ab. 950 mi.… …   Useful english dictionary

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