Definitions for xinguʃɪŋˈgu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a river flowing N through central Brazil to the Amazon. 1300 mi. (2090 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)


  1. Xingu(ProperNoun)

    A major river in Brazil that flows north into the Amazon delta.

  2. Xingu(ProperNoun)

    Cultural reservation in central Brazil, in the state of Mato Grosso.

  3. Xingu(ProperNoun)

    Any of several indigenous tribes of Amerind peoples who live in the Xingu reservation.

  4. Origin: From Portuguese.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Xingu

    a river in Brazil, which rises in the heart of the country, and after a course of 1300 m. falls into the Amazon 210 m. W. of Pará.


  1. Xingu peoples

    Xingu peoples are indigenous peoples of Brazil living near the Xingu River. They have many cultural similarities despite their different ethnologies. Xingu people represent fifteen tribes and all four of Brazil's indigenous language groups, but they share similar belief systems, rituals and ceremonies.


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