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A dry alpine grassland of the Andean highlands.



1. (Physical Geography) a high cold dry plateau, esp in the Andes
2. (Pathology) another name for mountain sickness
[C17: from American Spanish, from Quechuan]
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In the cool season the girls used to come down and visit me in Hilo, where Dad had two houses, one at the beach, or the three of us used to go down to our place in Puna, and that meant canoes and boats and fishing and swimming.
There was some imagination even in this; for upon finding fossil shells on the highest ridge, I entirely forgot the puna in my delight.
The thin section of a typical Acoite rock formation (Turner I960) from the Chocoite creek, in the north-western Puna of Jujuy, showed the same texture as that observed in non-plastic inclusions in the ceramic fabrics.
The isolated, jungle-like Puna region has no access to electricity right now,
Te Puna Oranga's general manager, Ditre Tamatea, said the innovative sleep spaces being offered to families of more vulnerable babies, to help reduce sudden infant deaths, were making a positive difference, especially for Maori, and especially in the Midlands.
Ormat's current generating portfolio includes the following geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants: in the United States - Brady, Brawley, Heber, Mammoth, Ormesa, Puna, Steamboat, OREG 1, OREG 2, OREG 3 and OREG 4; in Guatemala - Zunil and Amatitlan; in Kenya - Olkaria III; and, in Nicaragua - Momotombo.
A highlight of this trip was visiting my father's remote village just outside Puna where he was born.
Armando and his workmen have already made and installed hundreds of family cookstoves in Puna, and twenty villages already possess some of the many solar products like the solar bakery, the community cookstoves, and heaters for the schools.
The excavation, led by Colin Richards from the University of Manchester and Dr Sue Hamilton, of UCL, was also the first ever on the statue hat quarry - known to locals as Puna Pau.
GATESHEAD Thunder will try to lure visawrangle Fijian prop Puna Rasaubale back to the North East for next season.
Ormat currently operates the following geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants: in the United States - Brady, Heber, Mammoth, Ormesa, Puna, Steamboat and OREG 1; in Guatemala - Zunil and Amatitlan; in Kenya - Olkaria; in Nicaragua - Momotombo; and in New Zealand - GDL.
Huge Gateshead Thunder prop Puna Rasaubale, 22, smashed an aftershave bottle into his victim's forehead.