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English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864).  Synonyms: John Hanning Speke, John Speke.

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"Speke" Quotes from Famous Books

... stede of hire mouthe, thei han a lytylle round hole; and whan thei schulle eten or drynken, thei taken thorghe a pipe or a penne or suche a thing, and sowken it in, for thei han no tongue, and therefore thei speke not, but thei maken a maner of hissynge, as a Neddre dothe, and thei maken signes on to another, as monkes don, be the whiche every of hem undirstondethe ...
— A Philological Essay Concerning the Pygmies of the Ancients • Edward Tyson

Words linked to "Speke" :   John Speke, explorer, adventurer, John Hanning Speke

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