Saturday, April 24, 2004

Nicaragua, Lake

Spanish �Lago De Nicaragua, � the largest of several freshwater lakes in southwestern Nicaragua and the dominant physical feature of the country; it is also the largest lake in Central America. Its aboriginal name was Cocibolca, meaning �sweet sea�; the Spanish called it Mar Dulce; its present name is said to have been derived from that of Nicarao, an Indian chief whose people lived on the lake shores.


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