Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. Though having multiple local language names, the lake was renamed after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke, the first Briton to document it in 1858, while on an expedition with Richard Francis Burton.With a surface area of approximately 59,947 km (1.965×10.
Latitude
-1° or 1° south
Longitude
33° or 33° east
Open Location Code
6GFM2222+22
Elevation
1,134 metres (3,720 feet)
Geo­Names ID
148996

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Victoriameer
  • Albanian: Liqeni Viktoria
  • Amharic: ቪክቶሪያ ሀይቅ
  • Amharic: ናያንዛ ሀይቅ
  • Arabic: Danaw Victoria
  • Arabic: بحيرة فيكتوريا
  • Aragonese: Laco Victoria
  • Armenian: Վիկտորիա
  • Armenian: Վիկտորիա լիճ
  • Assamese: ভিক্টোৰিয়া হ্ৰদ
  • Asturian; Bable: Llagu Victoria
  • Azerbaijani: Viktoriya gölü
  • Bashkir: Виктория күле
  • Basque: Victoria
  • Bavarian: Viktoriasee
  • Belarusian: Возера Вікторыя
  • Belarusian: Вікторыя (возера)
  • Belarusian: Вікторыя
  • Bengali: ভিক্টোরিয়া হ্রদ
  • Bhojpuri: लेक विक्टोरिया
  • Bhojpuri: विक्टोरिया झील
  • Bihari : विक्टोरिया झील
  • Bosnian: Viktorijino jezero
  • Breton: Lenn Victoria
  • Bulgarian: Виктория
  • Burmese: ဝိတိုရိယအိုင်
  • Catalan: Llac Victòria
  • Catalan: llac Victòria
  • Central Kurdish: دەریاچەی ڤیکتۆریا
  • Central Kurdish: زەریاچەی ڤیکتۆریا
  • Chechen: Виктори
  • Chinese: Victoria Ô͘
  • Chinese: 維多利亞湖
  • Chuvash: Виктори
  • Chuvash: Виктория
  • Cornish: Lynn Victoria
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: Viktoriya gölü
  • Croatian: Viktorijino jezero
  • Czech: Viktoriino jezero
  • Czech: jezero Ukereve
  • Czech: jezero Ukerewe
  • Danish: Victoriasøen
  • Dutch: Victoriameer
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: بحيرة فيكتوريا
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Uictoriamere
  • English: Lake Nyanza
  • English: Victoria Nyanza
  • Esperanto: Viktoria lago
  • Estonian: Victoria järv
  • Faroese: Viktoriavatn
  • Fijian Hindustani: Lake Victoria
  • Finnish: Victoriajärvi
  • Finnish: Victorianjärvi
  • French: Lac Victoria
  • French: lac Victoria
  • Frisian: Fiktoariamar
  • Frisian: Victoriamar
  • Gallegan: Lago Vitoria
  • Ganda: Nnalubaale
  • Georgian: ვიქტორია
  • German: Victoriasee
  • German: Viktoriasee
  • Greek: Βικτόρια
  • Greek: Λίμνη Βικτόρια
  • Greek: λίμνη Βικτόρια
  • Guarani: Ypa Victoria
  • Guianese Creole French: Lak Victoria
  • Gujarati: વિક્ટોરિયા તળાવ
  • Hebrew: אגם ויקטוריה
  • Hindi: विक्टोरिया झील
  • Hungarian: Viktória-tó
  • Icelandic: Viktoríuvatn
  • Ido: Lago Viktoria
  • Iloko: Danaw Victoria
  • Indonesian: Danau Victoria
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Laco Victoria
  • Irish: Loch Victoria
  • Italian: Lago Vittoria
  • Italian: lago Vittoria
  • Japanese: ヴィクトリア湖
  • Javanese: Tlaga Victoria
  • Kabiyé: Fikitoriya Kujomuu
  • Kannada: ವಿಕ್ಟೋರಿಯಾ ಸರೋವರ
  • Kazakh: Виктория көлі
  • Kirghiz: Виктория көлү
  • Korean: 빅토리아 호
  • Korean: 빅토리아호
  • Kurdish: Gola Viktoria
  • Ladin: Lech Vitoria
  • Lao: Danaw Victoria
  • Latin: Lacus Victoria
  • Latvian: Viktorijas ezers
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Victoriamaer
  • Lithuanian: Viktorijos ežeras
  • Macedonian: Викторија
  • Malay (generic): Tasik Victoria
  • Malayalam: വിക്ടോറിയ തടാകം
  • Marathi: व्हिक्टोरिया सरोवर
  • Mazanderani: ویکتوریا دریاچه
  • Min Nan Chinese: Victoria Ô͘
  • Mingrelian: ვიქტორია
  • Mirandese: Lago Bitória
  • Mongolian: Викториа нуур
  • Mongolian: Виктория нуур
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: ضاية ڤيكطوريا
  • Nepali: भिक्टोरिया ताल
  • Northern Frisian: Victoriasia
  • Norwegian: Victoriasjøen
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Victoriasjøen
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Victoriasjøen
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Lac Victòria
  • Oromo: Hara Viktooriyaa
  • Panjabi: ਵਿਕਟੋਰੀਆ ਝੀਲ
  • Persian: دریاچه ویکتوریا
  • Piemontese: Lagh Vitòria
  • Polish: Jezioro Wiktorii
  • Portuguese: Lago Vitória
  • Quechua: Ñansa qucha
  • Romanian: Lacul Victoria
  • Russia Buriat: Виктори нуур
  • Russian: Виктория
  • Rusyn: Вікторія
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Victoriasee
  • Scots: Loch Victoria
  • Serbian: Викторијино језеро
  • Serbo-Croatian: Jezero Viktorija
  • Serbo-Croatian: Viktorijino jezero
  • Slovak: Viktóriino jazero
  • Slovenian: Jezero Ukerewe
  • Slovenian: Viktorijino jezero
  • Somali: Harta Fiktooriya
  • Sorbian, Lower: Viktoriaski jazor
  • Sorbian, Upper: Viktoriaski jězor
  • South Azerbaijani: ویکتوریا گؤلو
  • South Azerbaijani: ویکتوریا گولو
  • Spanish: Lago Victoria
  • Spanish: Victoria
  • Swahili (generic): Victoria
  • Swedish: Victoriasjön
  • Tagalog: Lawa ng Victoria
  • Tamil: விக்டோரியா ஏரி
  • Tatar: Виктория күле
  • Telugu: విక్టోరియా సరస్సు
  • Thai: ทะเลสาบวิกตอเรีย
  • Tibetan: མཚོ་མོ་ཝེ་ཁེ་ཐོ་རི་ཡ།
  • Tosk Albanian: Victoriasee
  • Turkish: Victoria Gölü
  • Turkmen: Wiktoriýa köli
  • Udmurt: Виктория
  • Ukrainian: Вікторія
  • Urdu: جھیل وکٹوریہ
  • Uzbek: Viktoriya
  • Venetian: Lago Vitoria
  • Veps: Viktorii
  • Vietnamese: Hồ Victoria
  • Waray (Philippines): Danaw Victoria
  • Welsh: Llyn Victoria
  • Western Panjabi: جھیل وکٹوریہ
  • Wu Chinese: 維多利亞湖
  • Yakut: Виктория (күөл)
  • Yakut: Виктория
  • Yiddish: וויקטאריע אזערע
  • Yue Chinese: 維多利亞湖
  • Laghe Vittorie
  • Nam Lolwe
  • Ukerewe
  • Viktuorėjė (ežers)
  • Viktuorėjė
  • Ziwa Viktoria
  • ვიქტორიას ტბა

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