[mey-kong; Thai. ma-kohng]
- a river whose source is in SW China, flowing SE along most of the boundary between Thailand and Laos to the South China Sea. 2600 miles (4200 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for mekong
He had learned Vietnamese while performing alternative military service in the Mekong Delta.Remembering Ron Moreau: Goodbye To A War Reporting Legend
May 15, 2014
He absorbed ethnic rebels into his criminal empire, and set up encampments along the Mekong river.
How China used drones to track and capture the notorious kingpin of the Mekong delta.
Turse uses the example of Operation Speedy Express, the annihilation of the Mekong Delta between 1968 and 1969.The Atrocity Lessons: What the U.S. Military Learned From Vietnam
February 21, 2013
In reality, the Thumb was an affable, bespectacled California accountant, a cousin of one of the men arrested on the Mekong.‘The Accidental Terrorist’: a California Accountant’s Coup
May 2, 2012
In the lateral valleys of the Mekong copper and tin are found.
Venomous reptiles are numerous, and the Mekong contains crocodiles.
In Tibet, between the sources of the Brahmaputra and the Mekong!Caravans By Night
Many of them live on the borders of the Mekong and the great lake, in huts built upon piles or floating rafts.
The crocodile is found in the Mekong, and there are many varieties of reptiles, some of them venomous.
- a river in SE Asia, rising in SW China in Qinghai province: flows southeast forming the border between Laos and Myanmar, and part of the border between Laos and Thailand, then continues south across Cambodia and Vietnam to the South China Sea by an extensive delta, one of the greatest rice-growing areas in Asia. Length: about 4025 km (2500 miles)
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Word Origin and History for mekong
river in Southeast Asia, Thai, from me "mother" + khong "river, large stream."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper