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[oo-roo-vahm-bah; English oo r-uh-bahm-buh] /ˌu ruˈvɑm bɑ; English ˌʊər əˈbɑm bə/
a river rising in SE Peru, flowing NW through the Andes Mountains to central Peru to meet the Apurímac River and form the Ucayali River. 450 miles (725 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Here are concentrated the worst rapids of the lower Urubamba.

  • One of them I met at a rubber station on the lower Urubamba River.

  • The Urubamba between Torontoy and Colpani is the finest illustration.

  • The Urubamba River is known by various names to the people who live on its banks.

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  • The valley of the Huatanay is one of many valleys tributary to the Urubamba.

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  • They descended the Lucumayo to its junction with the Urubamba and came to the bridge of Chuquichaca.

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  • Urubamba is “flat-land-where-there-are-grubs-or-caterpillars.”

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  • Torontoy is at the beginning of the Grand Canyon of the Urubamba, and such a canyon!

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  • The Mañaries Indians are said to have lived on the banks of the lower Urubamba.

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  • The great bend of the Urubamba in which the line of rapids occurs is one of the most curious hydrographic features in Peru.

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