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[nah-paw] /ˈnɑ pɔ/
a South American river flowing from central Ecuador through NE Peru to the Amazon River. about 700 miles (1125 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At one period the missions of the Napo were both numerous and powerful.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • It was for this reason that we did not see an alligator on the Napo.

  • The Uaupes on the Napo, according to Wallace, will not eat peccari meat.

  • The Napo and its branches are represented incorrectly in every map we have examined.

  • Guayusa, or "Napo tea," is another and celebrated production of Archidona.

  • There is no bread on the Napo; the nearest approach to flour is yuca starch.

  • The only spot on the Napo where the underlying rocks are exposed is near Napo village.

  • The most common birds on the Napo are macaws, parrots, toucans, and ciganas.

  • These horns must have come from Brazil, as there are no bovines on the Napo.

  • Our Napo Indians were evidently afraid of it, and stood afar off.

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