[ ar-uh-gwahy-uh, awr- ]
/ ˌær əˈgwaɪ ə, ˌɔr- /
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a river in southern central Brazil, flowing north to the Tocantins River. 1,600 miles (2,575 km) long.
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Origin of Araguaía
First recorded in 1705–10 (for spelling Araguaya); from Tupi (a language spoken by the Tupi Indians in northern Brazil): literally, “River of red macaws”
Words nearby Araguaía
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British Dictionary definitions for Araguaía
/ (ˌɑːrəˈɡwaɪə) /
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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