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[ree-oh-bahm-buh; Spanish ree-aw-vahm-bah] /ˌri oʊˈbɑm bə; Spanish ˌri ɔˈvɑm bɑ/
a city in central Ecuador in the Andes, near the Chimborazo volcano. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We noticed at Riobamba a custom which formerly prevailed also at Quito.

  • Tristan was further directed to wait an answer from Riobamba at Laguna.

    Perils and Captivity Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • The first Congress was held in Riobamba; but Quito has ever since been the political focus.

  • Below us was Riobamba, and far away to the right the deep gorge of the Pastassa.

  • We traveled over a portion of this ancient road in going from Riobamba to Cajabamba.

  • It is asserted, indeed, that in the Riobamba shock they were cast upward to the height of more than ninety feet.

    Outlines of the Earth's History Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
  • Old Riobamba (Cajabamba) is situated twelve miles to the west.

  • By a secret telegraph system, they will communicate between Quito and Riobamba in one hour.

  • I think that the geyser of corpses that sprang from Riobamba toward the sky must have been an interesting sight.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • When there was a battle in Pasto, the Indians of Riobamba knew of it two hours after, though eighty leagues distant.

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