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What does Rio Grande mean?
Rio Grande, which means “big river” in Spanish, is the name given to a large river located in North America.
The Rio Grande flows from southwestern Colorado through New Mexico and along the border between Texas and Mexico and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. In Mexico, this river is called Río Bravo, which is Spanish for “rough river.”
Rio Grande is the name of a river located in south central Brazil and of a port city located along this river in the Brazilian state of Río Grande do Sol.
Example: My favorite vacation was when we went kayaking on the Rio Grande.
Where does Rio Grande come from?
It is thought that the name Rio Grande for the large river was first used by Spanish explorer Juan de Oñate, who crossed part of the river in 1598. Prior to de Oñate, this river was referred to by the Pueblo people as Posoge, meaning “big river.” Earlier Spanish explorers used a variety of names to refer to the river, including Río de Nuestra Señora by Hernando de Alvarado in 1540 and Río del Norte by Antonio de Espejo in 1582.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the Rio Grande is tied for the fourth longest river in the United States with the Saint Lawrence River at 1,900 miles. The Rio Grande is recognized as the official boundary between the American state of Texas and the nation of Mexico as was established in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed in 1848.
Use of the water of the Rio Grande is divided between the United States and Mexico. In 1944, a treaty was signed between the two countries to determine the status of the water flowing on the Mexican-American border. Today, this treaty still dictates who gets access to the water and when.
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How is Rio Grande used in real life?
The Rio Grande is a major part of the geography of the United States and Mexico.
— The Water Man (@LetsDrinkWater) April 26, 2012
— NWS Corpus Christi (@NWSCorpus) April 24, 2016
Spent some time learning about pecan farming along the Rio Grande yesterday. You have to inundate the fields. In the dessert. I'm going to look at the next pecan I see with suspicion.
— D̷̡̯̺̻̽̎̑̅m̶̼̐͊̂͂̈ (@_Bad_Infinity) February 5, 2019
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Example sentences from the Web for Rio Grande
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Ajoutez cecy, s'il vous plaist, la grande difficult qu'il y a de tirer d'eux les mots mesmes qu'ils ont.
Ils me conduysirent en la plus grande cabane de toutes; elle contenoit bien 80 ames.
Car ils estoyent en grande cholere et en non moindre crainte; mais la cholere faisoit plus de bruit.
Aprs qu'ils nous eurent recogneus, ils demenerent grande joye le soir leur accoustume, par danses, chansons et harangues.
Le lendemain arrive l grande assemble d'hommes, lesquels danserent leur mode alentour du deced.