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Araguaya

[ah-ruh-gwah-yah] /ˌɑ rəˈgwɑ yɑ/
noun
1.
a river flowing N from central Brazil to the Tocantins River. about 1100 miles (1770 km) long.

Araguaía

or Araguaya

[ar-uh-gwahy-uh, -gwah-yuh, ahr-] /ˌær əˈgwaɪ ə, -ˈgwɑ yə, ˌɑr-/
noun
1.
a river in S central Brazil, flowing N to the Tocantins River. 1600 miles (2575 km) long.
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  • The latter states upon authority that the tribes on the Araguaya River all coil, using the hand, water, and a bamboo trowel.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • The region drained by the Tocantins and Araguaya very nearly corresponds with the state of Goyaz.

British Dictionary definitions for Araguaya

Araguaia

/ˌɑːrəˈɡwaɪə/
noun
1.
a river in central Brazil, rising in S central Mato Grosso state and flowing north to the Tocantins River. Length: over 1771 km (1100 miles)
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