- a river in S Asia, flowing from S Tibet through NE India and joining the Ganges River in Bangladesh. About 1800 miles (2900 km) long.
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There are many monasteries and nunneries in the upper Brahmaputra valley.From Pole to Pole
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Bengal proper includes the delta of the Ganges and Brahmaputra.India Under British Rule
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Then the fires went out in our first camp in the valley of the Brahmaputra.
For the first time in my life I drink of the holy water of the Brahmaputra.
Tsa-chu-tsangpo, river, junction with upper Brahmaputra, ii.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)
- a river in S Asia, rising in SW Tibet as the Tsangpo and flowing through the Himalayas and NE India to join the Ganges at its delta in Bangladesh. Length: about 2900 km (1800 miles)
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Word Origin and History for brahmaputra
river in Asia, Hindi, literally "son of Brahma."
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