Xingu


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Xin·gu

 (shēng-go͞o′)
A river of central and northern Brazil rising in several streams and flowing about 1,980 km (1,230 mi) generally northward to the Amazon River at the head of the Amazon delta.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Xingú

(Portuguese ʃiŋˈɡu)
n
(Placename) a river in central Brazil, rising on the Mato Grosso plateau and flowing north to the Amazon delta, with over 650 km (400 miles) of rapids in its middle course. Length: 1932 km (1200 miles)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Xin•gú

(ʃɪŋˈgu)

n.
a river flowing N through central Brazil to the Amazon. 1300 mi. (2090 km) long.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
In 2018, the ISS generated by Vale in the city of Ourilandia do Norte, for example, was R$ 2.8 million and R$ 776 thousand for Sao Felix do Xingu, which also experiences the positive effects of the Vale's activity in the region.
With the course of the measurements it is clear that the behavior of these species is closely linked to the flow and quota levels of the Xingu river.
We will deploy 10 of these nodes in the cloud forest in Bolivia called Madidi and another set of 10 nodes in Xingu in Brazil," he adds.
Sue Cunningham's talk will explore the lives of 48 indigenous tribal communities who live along the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon in this beautiful area of Brazil.
Exchanging Words: Language, Ritual, and Relationality in Brazil's Xingu Indigenous Park
- Concessionaria de Servicos de Agua e Esgoto (Prolagos), Nascentes do Xingu Participacoes e Administracao S.A.
Bishop Joao Muniz Alves of Xingu and retired Xingu Bishop Erwin Krautler called the arrest a way to "delegitimize his commitment on behalf of the underprivileged." The priest has advocated for human rights and land reform.
Begardless of the motivation, the announcement is welcome news to campaigners who have long protested the social and environmental implications of mega-dam construction in Brazil, including the $11 billion Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River, which has displaced communities and decimated wildlife habitats.
EARTH'S NATURAL WONDERS Wednesday, BBC1, 9pm THE documentary exploring some of the most inhospitable places on the planet concludes Anna as by shedding light on the lives of the Kamayura People, who reside in Brazil's Xingu Indigenous Park.
EARTH'S NATURAL WONDERS WEDNESDAY, BBC1, 9PM THE documentary exploring some of the most inhospitable places on the planet concludes by shedding light on the lives of the Kamayura People, who reside in Brazil's Xingu Indigenous Park.