Rio Negro

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Río Negro

(ˈriːəʊ ˈneɪɡrəʊ; ˈnɛɡ-; Spanish ˈrio ˈneɣro)
n
(Placename) See Negro2
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Ne•gro1

(ˈni groʊ)

n., pl. -groes,
adj. Older Use: Sometimes Offensive. n.
1. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of sub-Saharan Africa, or one of their descendants.
adj.
2. of or designating Negroes.
[1545–55; < Sp and Portuguese negro black < Latin nigrum, masculine acc. of niger black]
usage: See black.

Ne•gro2

(ˈneɪ groʊ; Sp. ˈnɛ grɔ)
; Port. ne′gro͝o),
n.
1. a river in NW South America, flowing SE from Colombia into the Amazon. 1400 mi. (2255 km) long.
2. a river in S Argentina, flowing E from the Andes to the Atlantic. 700 mi. (1125 km) long.
3. a river in SE South America, flowing SW from Brazil into the Uruguay River. ab. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
Portuguese, Rio Negro. Spanish, Río Negro.
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In general, the majority of the territory in the department is composed of indigenous settlements, with the largest belonging to the medium and upper basins of the Inirida River, the Lower Guainia River, the Negro River, the Cuiari and Isana Rivers, and the Atabajo, Inirida, and Chorro Bocon Rivers at the middle of the Inirida River.