- a river in SE Asia, flowing S from SW China through E Burma (Myanmar) to the Bay of Bengal. 1750 miles (2815 km) long.
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The phrase "from the Salween to the sea" was invented and had some effect.
West of the Salween, the European cant about opium has penetrated.
The largest and most important forests are those on the left bank of the Salween.
The Salween throughout Karen-ni is navigated by large native craft.
The principal peak east of the Salween is on the Loi Lan ridge, 7109 ft. above mean sea-level.
- a river in SW Asia, rising in the Tibetan Plateau and flowing east and south through SW China and Myanmar to the Gulf of Martaban. Length: 2400 km (1500 miles)