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 (săl′wēn′) or Nu·jiang (no͞o′jyäng′)
A river of southeast Asia rising in eastern Tibet and flowing about 2,400 km (1,500 mi) east then south through Myanmar into the Gulf of Martaban.


(Placename) a river in SW Asia, rising in the Tibetan Plateau and flowing east and south through SW China and Myanmar to the Gulf of Martaban. Length: 2400 km (1500 miles)


(ˈsæl win)

a river in SE Asia, flowing S from SW China through E Burma to the Bay of Bengal. 1750 mi. (2815 km) long.
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In front of that trio are the two defensive midfielders - Ali Salween and Khamis Esmail.
It is the source of ten large Asian river systems-the Amu Darya, Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra (Yarlungtsanpo), Irrawaddy, Salween (Nu), Mekong (Lancang), Yangtse (Jinsha), Yellow River (Huanghe), and Tarim (Dayan), - and provides water, ecosystem services, and the basis for livelihoods to a population of around 210.
Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi presented a reproduction of an 1841 map of a stretch of the River Salween and a sculpture of Bodhi tree to President of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw.
TAR is the main donor to some major cross-border rivers in the region including the Yellow River, Yangtze, Mekong, Salween, Brahamputra, Indus, and Sutlej.
China's Tibetan plateau, nestled in the Himalayas, is the source of Asia's 10 major river systems, including the Yellow, Yangtze, Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, Salween, and Mekong.
Flattening demand for electricity due to China's already-slowing economic growth, for example, offers a sliver of hope that the Salween River - which flows into Myanmar and along the Thai border before emptying into the Andaman Sea - could be saved, even if provisionally, from the cascade of hydroelectric mega-dams that Beijing has planned to build on it.
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.
The first of its kind, the atlas offers a comprehensive, regional understanding of the changing climate and its impact on water resources in five of the major river basins in the region the Indus, Brahmaputra, Ganges, Salween and Mekong.
Not only the figurehead from the Norwegian vessel Salween, wrecked in 1895, was salvaged.
The Chin and Kachin hills along with the Salween district (today part of the Karen state) were ruled indirectly and known as the Frontier Areas.
Major Asian rivers originating from the Himalayas, namely the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Salween, Mekong, Yangtze and Huang are the main source of water for 2 billion people in the region (IPCC 2007b).
21, Pushkar to Salween (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908-31), p.