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  1. a river in S central Guatemala, flowing NE to the Caribbean Sea. About 250 miles (315 km) long.
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Historical Examples of motagua

  • Navigation is possible on the Motagua for about 75 miles from the mouth.

    Guatemala, the country of the future

    Charles M. Pepper

  • From it a bridle-path ran over the Sierra de las Minas to the valley of the Motagua and further on to the capital.

  • In mid-July of the same year they were calling sporadically from temporary ponds in the lower Motagua Valley.

  • Our road lay over the range of hills which bounds the Motagua valley on the north side.

    A Glimpse at Guatemala

    Anne Cary Maudslay

  • There were many engineering difficulties to be overcome, the chiefest of which was the bridging of the Motagua River.