Tigris

[ tahy-gris ]
/ ˈtaɪ grɪs /

noun

a river in SW Asia, flowing SE from SE Turkey through Iraq, joining the Euphrates to form the Shatt-al-Arab. 1,150 miles (1,850 km) long.

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Tigris
/ (ˈtaɪɡrɪs) /

noun

a river in SW Asia, rising in E Turkey and flowing southeast through Baghdad to the Euphrates in SE Iraq, forming the delta of the Shatt-al-Arab, which flows into the Persian Gulf: part of a canal and irrigation system as early as 2400 bc, with many ancient cities (including Nineveh) on its banks. Length: 1900 km (1180 miles)
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