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Monongahela

[ muh-nong-guh-hee-luh, ‐hey-luh ]
/ məˌnɒŋ gəˈhi lə, ‐ˈheɪ lə /
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noun

a river flowing from northern West Virginia through southwestern Pennsylvania into the Ohio River. 128 miles (205 km) long.

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Origin of Monongahela

First recorded in 1750–60; from Unami (an Eastern Algonquian language): “falling banks” (referring to the instability of the banks of the river)
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Monongahela
/ (məˌnɒŋɡəˈhiːlə) /

noun

a river in the northeastern US, flowing generally north to the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, forming the Ohio River. Length: 206 km (128 miles)
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