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.
- Gan·get·ic [gan-jet-ik], /gænˈdʒɛt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use Ganges in a sentence
The vast majority of people affected will live in South Asia and Africa, in river valleys like the Ganges, Indus, Nile and Niger.Extreme heat days have tripled in cities over the past 40 years | Tuholske et al./The Conversation | October 6, 2021 | Popular-Science
Tens of thousands of Hindu devotees continue to show up each day for a dip in the Ganges as part of the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.'This Is Hell.' Prime Minister Modi's Failure to Lead Is Deepening India's COVID-19 Crisis | Rana Ayyub | April 23, 2021 | Time
New industries were set up and the Ganges was becoming polluted.
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I live in Kanpur, an industrial city in north India on the banks of the Ganges, and this morning I’m with Dubey on one of the flights of stairs, or ghats, that dot the riverbank.
These men knew little or nothing, as yet, of the great events that were taking place on the south and west of the Ganges.
Chumru and the ryot bestrode the third horse, and under the guidance of one who knew every path, they set out for the Ganges.
The fever of rebellion had spread along the whole of the left bank of the Ganges as far as Allahabad.
He was at last discovered on the banks of the Ganges, standing near a human body, which he kept licking.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
From there we proceeded up the Gury, a large tributary stream flowing into the Ganges below Rumpurbolea.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for Ganges
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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