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[gan-jeez] /ˈgæn dʒiz/

a river flowing SE from the Himalayas in N India into the Bay of Bengal: sacred to Hindus. 1550 miles (2495 km) long.
of or relating to the river Ganges
the great river of N India and central Bangladesh: rises in two headstreams in the Himalayas and flows southeast to Allahabad, where it is joined by the Jumna; continues southeast into Bangladesh, where it enters the Bay of Bengal in a great delta; the most sacred river to Hindus, with many places of pilgrimage, esp Varanasi. Length: 2507 km (1557 miles) Hindi name Ganga (ˈɡʌŋɡə; ˈɡɑːŋ-)

from Sanskrit ganga “current, river.”


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