Definition of Speke, John Hanning in English:

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Speke, John Hanning

Pronunciation: /spēk/
(1827–64), English explorer. With Sir Richard Burton, he was the first European to visit Lake Tanganyika (1858). He also explored Lake Victoria, naming it in honor of the queen.

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Syllabification: Speke, John Hanning

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