- a river flowing S through Burma (Myanmar) to the Bay of Bengal. 1250 miles (2015 km) long.
Also called Aye·yar·wa·dy [ey-yahr-wah-dee] /ˌeɪ yɑrˈwɑ di/.
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The Irrawaddy valley is here a little like the valley of the Forth.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah
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The Karens are numerically the strongest and live in the delta of the Irrawaddy.Travels in the Far East
Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Irrawaddy and Inygyi are the only two lakes in the district.
Accordingly, on the 6th of July, the vessels proceeded up the Irrawaddy.Our Sailors
The Irrawaddy, the Myit-ng and the Madaya are the chief rivers.
- the main river in Myanmar, rising in the north in two headstreams and flowing south through the whole length of Myanmar, to enter the Andaman Sea by nine main mouths. Length: 2100 km (1300 miles)