Name origins longest river

The longest river in the world has more than one branch and has more than one name – the River Nile, Blue Nile and White Nile.

    Most of the river called the Blue Nile at Lake Tana tipped in Ethiopia. The Blue Nile flows so swift, so mud and sand that is carried by it does not sediment in the riverbed. And the brownish-blue waters. And with so the origin of the name of the Blue Nile River.
    Another section of the river called the White Nile near Lake Victoria disgorge. White Nile did not sweep over sand or mud, the water was crystal clear. Thus the origin of the name of the White Nile.
    Blue Nile joins the White Nile in Kartoum, Sudan, to further flow into the Mediterranean Sea. Color composite river water had turned into dark blue. Nil word meaning “dark blue”.

The second longest river in the world located in South America. The name given to the river adalh a female soldier, known as the Amazon in Greek legend. When Spanish explorers discovered the river they were attacked by a group of Indians who wore headdresses and skirts of grass. The Indians had to remind them of female soldier in the legend. So they named this river the Amazon River.


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