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  1. 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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Examples from the Web for brahmaputra

Historical Examples of brahmaputra

  • There are many monasteries and nunneries in the upper Brahmaputra valley.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • Bengal proper includes the delta of the Ganges and Brahmaputra.

    India Under British Rule

    James Talboys Wheeler

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for brahmaputra


  1. 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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