Kolyma

or Ko·li·ma

[ kuh-lee-muh; Russian kuh-li-mah ]
/ kəˈli mə; Russian kə lɪˈmɑ /

noun

a river in the NE Russian Federation in Asia, flowing NE to the Arctic Ocean. 1,000 miles (1,610 km) long.

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British Dictionary definitions for Kolyma

Kolyma
/ (Russian kəliˈma) /

noun

a river in NE Russia, rising in the Kolyma Mountains north of the Sea of Okhotsk and flowing generally north to the East Siberian Sea. Length: 2600 km (1615 miles)
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