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[brah-muh-poo-truh] /ˌbrɑ məˈpu trə/
a river in S Asia, flowing from S Tibet through NE India and joining the Ganges River in Bangladesh. About 1700 miles (2700 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Brahmaputra received three small snow-fed tributaries descending from the steep mountains on either side of us.

    An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet A. Henry Savage Landor
  • There are many monasteries and nunneries in the upper Brahmaputra valley.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • This was one source of the great Brahmaputra, one of the largest rivers of the world.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • Tsa-chu-tsangpo, river, junction with upper Brahmaputra, ii.

  • To the North the view extended right up to the watershed of the Brahmaputra, 80 to 100 miles distant.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • In Tibet, between the sources of the Brahmaputra and the Mekong!

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • They went down along the bank of the Brahmaputra River, and saw many sights that would look very strange to Americans.

  • They said that it debouched into the valley of the My-tsangpo, a northern tributary of the Yere-tsangpo (the upper Brahmaputra).

  • The whole excursion to the sources of the Brahmaputra had cost 110 rupees, and it was well worth more.

  • Where the two streams unite the Dok-chu is rapid and tumultuous, the Brahmaputra slow, deep, and quiet.

British Dictionary definitions for Brahmaputra


a river in S Asia, rising in SW Tibet as the Tsangpo and flowing through the Himalayas and NE India to join the Ganges at its delta in Bangladesh. Length: about 2900 km (1800 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Brahmaputra

river in Asia, Hindi, literally "son of Brahma."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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