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Putumayo

[ poo-too-mah-yaw ]
/ ˌpu tuˈmɑ yɔ /
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noun

a river in NW South America, flowing SE from S Colombia into the Amazon in NW Brazil. 900 miles (1,450 km) long.

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British Dictionary definitions for Putumayo

Putumayo
/ (Spanish putuˈmajo ) /

noun

a river in NW South America, rising in S Colombia and flowing southeast as most of the border between Colombia and Peru, entering the Amazon in Brazil: scene of the Putumayo rubber scandal (1910–11) during the rubber boom, in which many Indians were enslaved and killed by rubber exploiters. Length: 1578 km (980 miles)Brazilian name: Içá
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