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Teles Pires

[ tel-uhs peer-uhs; Portuguese te-lis pee-ris ]
/ ˈtɛl əs ˈpɪər əs; Portuguese ˈtɛ lɪs ˈpi rɪs /
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noun

a river in central Brazil, flowing NW to the Tapajos River. 600 miles (965 km) long.

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