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Mekong (ˌmiːˈkɒŋ Pronunciation for Mekong



  1. a river in SE Asia, rising in SW China in Qinghai province: flows southeast forming the border between Laos and Myanmar, and part of the border between Laos and Thailand, then continues south across Cambodia and Vietnam to the South China Sea by an extensive delta, one of the greatest rice-growing areas in Asia. Length: about 4025 km (2500 miles)

Example Sentences Including 'Mekong'

He might thus have been a natural choice to lead a foraging expedition into the jungly upper reaches of the Mekong.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
Local people say that the balls of light come from the Naga, a mythical serpent said to be living in the Mekong.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Researchers admit that Chinese dams are not alone in altering the flow of the Mekong.
New Scientist (2004)
The mud still pours into the mouths of the Irrawaddy in Burma, the Ganges and Brahmaputra in Bangladesh, and the Mekong.
Radford, Tim & Leggett, Jeremy The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium
The practice is especially common in the Mekong Delta, where multiple bird flu outbreaks have been reported.
canada.com (2005)
The provinces, mostly lying around the fertile Mekong Delta, have been the epicentre of the outbreak which first became known last week.
New Zealand Herald (2004)


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