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[nah-paw] /ˈnɑ pɔ/
a South American river flowing from central Ecuador through NE Peru to the Amazon River. about 700 miles (1125 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Napo region, under proper cultivation, would yield the most valuable productions of either hemisphere in profusion.

  • At one period the missions of the Napo were both numerous and powerful.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • At Archidona you take a new set of peons for Napo at twenty-five cents apiece; time, one day.

  • There is no bread on the Napo; the nearest approach to flour is yuca starch.

  • This district, known as the Gapo, extends from the Napo upwards of seventeen hundred miles, to the very borders of Peru.

    On the Banks of the Amazon W.H.G. Kingston
  • The only spot on the Napo where the underlying rocks are exposed is near Napo village.

  • The most common birds on the Napo are macaws, parrots, toucans, and ciganas.

  • Our Napo Indians were evidently afraid of it, and stood afar off.

  • The government has given him a tract of land on the Yusupino, two miles west of Napo village.

  • Farther west are the Napo and Pastassa, starting from the volcanoes of Quito.

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