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Araguaía

or A·ra·gua·ya

[ ar-uh-gwahy-uh, awr- ]

noun

  1. a river in southern central Brazil, flowing north to the Tocantins River. 1,600 miles (2,575 km) long.


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of Araguaía1

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”

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