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Kyoga or Kioga (kyōˈgä) [key], lake, c.100 mi (160 km) long, formed by the Victoria Nile, S central Uganda, E Africa. It occupies part of the same depression as Lake Victoria, to which it was once joined. The shallow lake has large areas of papyrus swamp. Kyoga provides transportation for a large cotton-growing region.

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