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
Times taken18,497
Average score33.3%
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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 75
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 75
Dec 11, 2015
good point! and who's responsible for making all the land yellow?
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Level 75
Jul 11, 2017
Some sort of global desertification apocalypse, probably...
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Level 67
Feb 12, 2020
are these thick black lines giant walls or something?
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Level 66
Mar 16, 2022
what about country borders...
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Level 75
Dec 11, 2015
How about making a 'Lake Shapes' quiz?
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Level 65
Jan 22, 2016
I think that at this point, putting images in quizzes is common knowledge....
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Level 63
Apr 7, 2016
not always
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Level 63
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 55
Apr 8, 2021
I did
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Level 61
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 63
Apr 7, 2016
lol
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Level 68
Apr 7, 2016
Great Central Asia Lakes will prevail!
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Level 74
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 63
Apr 7, 2016
I'm so pround of myself for spelling "Tanganyika" correctly on my first try.
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Level 53
Dec 22, 2020
Maybe because of type-ins.
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Level 77
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 68
Apr 7, 2016
I wondered why Albert was so high on the guessed. So easy to spell/memorize.
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Level 76
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 64
Sep 19, 2017
Why does Rukwa look so small, despite being larger than Albert.
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Level 67
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 90
Mar 18, 2022
Only if you're GloireÀL’Empire
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Level 54
May 4, 2019
Can you accept Mueru, Rukua and Kiwu?
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Level 25
Apr 2, 2020
got all but lake Rukua
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Level 25
Apr 2, 2020
good quiz
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Level 65
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 51
Sep 9, 2020
Got Tanganyika, Nyasa, and Victoria.
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Level 76
Feb 25, 2021
Lake Rukwa looks smaller than Lake Mweru in this map.
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Level 61
Mar 16, 2022
3/9 and still got 3 points. Africa is not well known on Jetpunk
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Level 35
Mar 16, 2022
can you add Lake Chad?
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Level 40
Apr 17, 2022
Got all but Turkana. :(