putumayo river

Putumayo

[poo-too-mah-yaw]
noun
a river in NW South America, flowing SE from S Colombia into the Amazon in NW Brazil. 900 miles (1450 km) long.
Portuguese Iça.
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Putumayo (Spanish putuˈmajo)
 
n
Brazilian name: Içá a river in NW South America, rising in S Colombia and flowing southeast as most of the border between Colombia and Peru, entering the Amazon in Brazil: scene of the Putumayo rubber scandal (1910--11) during the rubber boom, in which many Indians were enslaved and killed by rubber exploiters. Length: 1578 km (980 miles)

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