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LAKE ABAYA (ABAYA HAYK in Amharic
Amharic
) is a lake in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples\' Region of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
.

In 1896 Lake Abaya
Abaya
was renamed "Lake Margherita" after the Queen Margherita of Savoy
Margherita of Savoy
, wife of King Humbert I of Italy
Humbert I of Italy
by the Italian explorer Vittorio Bottego
Vittorio Bottego
who first explored the region. The name "Lake Margherita" (Lago Margherita) is still used in Italy while is now obsolete in other countries.

Lake Abaya
Abaya
is located in the Main Ethiopian Rift
Main Ethiopian Rift
, east of the Guge Mountains . It is fed on its northern shore by the Bilate which rises on the southern slopes of Mount Gurage , and the Gidabo. The town of Arba Minch
Arba Minch
lies on its southwestern shore, and the southern shores are part of the Nechisar National Park . Just to the south is Lake Chamo . Lake Abaya
Abaya
is 60 kilometers long and