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A river of northwest South America rising in southwest Colombia and flowing about 1,610 km (1,000 mi) along the Colombia-Peru border to the Amazon River in northwest Brazil.
Putumayo(Spanish putuˈmajo )
(Placename) a river in NW South America, rising in S Colombia and flowing southeast as most of the border between Colombia and Peru, entering the Amazon in Brazil: scene of the Putumayo rubber scandal (1910–11) during the rubber boom, in which many Indians were enslaved and killed by rubber exploiters. Length: 1578 km (980 miles). Brazilian name: Içá
Pu•tu•ma•yo(ˌpu tuˈmɑ yɔ)
a river in NW South America, flowing SE from S Colombia into the Amazon in NW Brazil. 900 mi. (1450 km) long. Portuguese, Içá.