Rufiji

Rufiji (rōfēˈjē) [key], river, c.375 mi (600 km) long, rising in the highlands of SW Tanzania, E Africa, and flowing NE then E to the Indian Ocean opposite Mafia Island. The Great Ruaha River is its chief tributary. There are irrigation and flood-control projects on the river. Cotton is raised in the delta.

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