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Great Rift Valley Line breaks: Great Rift Val¦ley

Definition of Great Rift Valley in English:

A large system of rift valleys in eastern Africa and the Middle East, forming the most extensive such system in the world and running for some 4,285 km (3,000 miles) from the Jordan valley in Syria into Mozambique. It is marked by a chain of lakes and a series of volcanoes, including Mount Kilimanjaro.

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