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Olduvai Gorge

Syllabification: Ol·du·vai Gorge
Pronunciation: /ˈôldəˌvī, -ˌwā, -ˌvā
 
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Definition of Olduvai Gorge in English:

A gorge in northern Tanzania, 30 miles (48 km) long and up to 300 feet (90 m) deep. The exposed strata contain numerous fossils (especially hominids) spanning the full range of the Pleistocene period.

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