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The Bilate is a river of south-central Ethiopia. It rises on the southwestern slopes of Mount Gurage near , flowing south along the western side of the Great Rift Valley, to empty into Lake Abaya at . David Buxton recorded its importance as defining the boundary between the Sidamo district on the eastern side, and the Wolaita district on the western; he also describes finding a weekly market beside a ford named Dinto.
This river is not navigable and it has no notable tributaries. Along the middle of its course the Bilate flows past the Bilate River volcanic field.
- David Buxton, Travels in Ethiopia, second edition (London: Benn, 1967), pp. 98f
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