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Ganges

[ gan-jeez ]
/ ˈgæn dʒiz /
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noun
a river flowing SE from the Himalayas in N India into the Bay of Bengal: sacred to Hindus. 1,550 miles (2,495 km) long.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Ganges

Gan·get·ic [gan-jet-ik], /gænˈdʒɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Ganges
/ (ˈɡændʒiːz) /

noun
the great river of N India and central Bangladesh: rises in two headstreams in the Himalayas and flows southeast to Allahabad, where it is joined by the Jumna; continues southeast into Bangladesh, where it enters the Bay of Bengal in a great delta; the most sacred river to Hindus, with many places of pilgrimage, esp Varanasi. Length: 2507 km (1557 miles)Hindi name: Ganga (ˈɡʌŋɡə, ˈɡɑːŋ-)
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