Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Fossa, fossae: Mwindo Fossae on Pluto

Mwindo Fossae

Feature Name Mwindo Fossae
Clean Name Mwindo Fossae
Feature ID 15833
Target Pluto
Feature Type Fossa, fossae
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Pluto
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Continent Africa
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Quad -
Reference [522] - The Mwindo Epic from the Banyanga (Zaire), edited and translated by Daniel Biebuyck and Kahombo C. Mateeene: University of California Press, 1989.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date May 30, 2019
Origin Nyanga (Eastern Dem. Rep. Congo/Zaire) epic hero who travelled to the underworld and after returning home became a wise and powerful king.
Last Updated May 31, 2019 3:57 PM