African Great Lakes

Name the lakes that are often considered to be the Great Lakes of Africa.
Size on map may not reflect recent fluctuations in lake size
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Last updated: December 9, 2015
First submittedFebruary 24, 2013
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km 2
Lake
68,800
Lake Victoria
32,900
Lake Tanganyika
29,600
Lake Malawi
6,405
Lake Turkana
5,760
Lake Rukwa
5,300
Lake Albert
5,120
Lake Mweru
2,700
Lake Kivu
2,325
Lake Edward
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Level 74
Dec 11, 2015
Learnt a few lakes I never knew existed... Funny watching them go from healthy blue to algal bloom green when I got the big three right, then saw the rest turn even more algally crazy/polluted red!
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Level 73
Dec 11, 2015
good point! and who's responsible for making all the land yellow?
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2017
Some sort of global desertification apocalypse, probably...
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Level 43
Feb 12, 2020
are these thick black lines giant walls or something?
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Level 73
Dec 11, 2015
How about making a 'Lake Shapes' quiz?
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Level 57
Jan 22, 2016
I think that at this point, putting images in quizzes is common knowledge....
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Level 62
Apr 7, 2016
not always
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Level 62
Apr 7, 2016
+1
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Level 10
Apr 7, 2016
Who else wrote Kurwa instead of Rukwa?
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Level 59
Apr 7, 2016
What makes these lakes so great? Michigan lakes will take them on anytime, anywhere! We'll just see who's great!
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Level 62
Apr 7, 2016
lol
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Level 62
Apr 7, 2016
Great Central Asia Lakes will prevail!
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Level 71
Jun 27, 2018
BlackLab, if you're measuring greatness by the number of endemic species of fish, probably lakes Malawi and Tanganyika would win hands down.
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Level 62
Apr 7, 2016
I'm so pround of myself for spelling "Tanganyika" correctly on my first try.
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Level 79
Apr 7, 2016
Tanganyika was the only one I knew, but I just started guessing a lot of British royal names and bagged three more.
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Level 62
Apr 7, 2016
I wondered why Albert was so high on the guessed. So easy to spell/memorize.
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Level 73
Jun 14, 2017
Only knew the largest three lakes before. And should accept Edouard as Edward because D.R.Congo names most of the names in French.
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Level 62
Sep 19, 2017
Why does Rukwa look so small, despite being larger than Albert.
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Level 62
Dec 18, 2019
Yes, I did notice that too
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Level 28
Jul 13, 2018
It's "Lac Edouard" not Lake Edward
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Level 81
May 3, 2019
Isn't Lake Kyoga in Uganda 'great' enough for inclusion as one of the Great Lakes ?
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Level 54
May 4, 2019
Can you accept Mueru, Rukua and Kiwu?
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Level 23
Apr 2, 2020
got all but lake Rukua
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Level 23
Apr 2, 2020
good quiz
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Level 55
Sep 8, 2020
Only knew the Big 3 + Kivu. Know about Kivu because it's apparently explosive or something, due to high amount of some gas at the bottom of it (which Rwanda extracts). Also because of the Kivu ebola epidemic in the DRC.
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Level 49
Sep 9, 2020
Got Tanganyika, Nyasa, and Victoria.