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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.
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(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)
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(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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Which is how I came to find the gilded Bupaya Pagoda on the banks of Irrawady River.
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MMSEA is home to a major section of Southeast Asia's last remaining tropical and sub-tropical forests and many ecological important species, harbouring some of the world's most precious biotic resources and represents the upper watersheds of international rivers that include the Mekong, the Red River, the Salween, Chao Phrya, and Irrawady (Rerkasem et al.
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At the outskirts of this region Burmans are mixed with populations of the minority groups--Mon in Tenasserim, Karen in the south (Irrawady and Pegu districts), and Shan in the northeast--before reaching the respective minority heartlands situated at the borderlands of the country.
Chilika Lake, Asia's largest brackish water lake, is probably the most visited in Odisha after Puri and Konark, and is known for the Irrawady dolphins that are seen here.