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The Mille River is a river of Ethiopia and a tributary of the Awash. It drains parts of the Semien (North) Wollo and Debub (South) Wollo Zones of the Amhara Region, as well as Administrative Zone 4 of the Afar Region.The explorer L.M. Nesbitt, who travelled through the area in 1928, was impressed by its size, and described the Mille as "probably the only real river which joins the Awash".[1]

The river rises in the Ethiopian highlands west of Sulula in Tehuledere woreda, flowing first to the north, then curving to run east to its confluence with the Awash at 11°25′N 40°58′E / 11.417°N 40.967°E / 11.417; 40.967.


  1. ^ Nesbitt, Hell-Hole of Creation: The Exploration of Abyssinian Danakil (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935), p. 201


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