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 (îr′ə-wä′dē) or Aye·yar·wa·dy (ā′yär-)
A river of Myanmar (Burma) flowing about 2,170 km (1,350 mi) southward to the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. It is the chief river of the country.


(Placename) the main river in Myanmar, rising in the north in two headstreams and flowing south through the whole length of Myanmar, to enter the Andaman Sea by nine main mouths. Length: 2100 km (1300 miles)


(ˌɪr əˈwɒd i, -ˈwɔ di)

a river flowing S through Burma to the Bay of Bengal. 1250 mi. (2015 km) long.
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Noun1.Irrawaddy - the main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman SeaIrrawaddy - the main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman Sea
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A tactical frontline base of the Myanmar military (or Tatmadaw) was raided and no less than 30 soldiers were killed by Arakan Army (AA) rebels in rural Mrauk-U Township, in northern Rakhine State, at dawn on Wednesday, Arakan Army spokesperson U Khine Thukha told The Irrawaddy. He said fighting was ongoing between the two sides as of Wednesday evening, according to Internet.
A dolphin conservation group has revealed it recently found a newborn Irrawaddy dolphin swimming among adults in the Mekong River in Kratie province, the sixth calf to be discovered this year.
Even the Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) have been suffering a sudden decline in numbers and have been noted endangered by the IUCN in 2017.
The Irrawaddy River is "our mother" and is at risk of being lost "to the greed of a superpower," he said.
Wa officials Sam Khun in 2013 and Aung Myint in 2015 were quoted by The Irrawaddy as denying the existence of attack helicopters, or refusing to answer, their responses generating even more suspicion.
Born Thin Thin Aye, the activist was killed when the vehicle hit a tree on the side of the road in Kyaunggon Township, Irrawaddy Division.
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We'd be on that boat for the next three days in hopes of seeing Irrawaddy River dolphins and their amazing interactions with the local fishers.
Myanmar daily The Irrawaddy has quoted researchers, as saying that an explicit bias against Chinese investments in Myanmar and they further warn Beijing and Yangon to consider local context carefully before accepting such proposals.
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The most striking element of this new map was a large lake, 'Lago de Chiamay', which was depicted as the source of four of the great rivers of Southeast Asia, which given the location of their mouths, could be interpreted as being the Chao Phraya, Salween, Irrawaddy and a branch of the Brahmaputra rivers.