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Brewer's: Monsoon

is a corruption of the Malay word mooseem (year or season). For six months it is a north-east trade-wind, and for six months a south-west. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E.…

monsoon

(Encyclopedia) monsoon mnsoon [Arab., mausium=season], wind that changes direction with change of season, notably in India and SE Asia. To a lesser degree, monsoonal winds also develop in portions…

Bilauktaung

(Encyclopedia) Bilauktaung blouk´toun, mountain range, extending c.250 mi (400 km) along the Thailand-Myanamar border from the Dawna Range SE to the Isthmus of Kra. The western slopes of the range,…

Cardamoms

(Encyclopedia) Cardamomskär´dmmz, Thai Banthat, Khmer Kravanh, mountain group extending c.100 mi (160 km) along the Thai-Cambodian border, E of Chanthaburi, SE Thailand. The mountains receive…

Krishna

(Encyclopedia) Krishna krsh´n or Kistnakst´n, river, c.800 mi (1,290 km) long, rising in Maharashtra state, central India, in the Western Ghats, and flowing SE and then E through Karnataka,…

Indian Ocean

(Encyclopedia) Indian Ocean, third largest ocean, c.28,350,000 sq mi (73,427,000 sq km), extending from S Asia to Antarctica and from E Africa to SE Australia; it is c.4,000 mi (6,400 km) wide at the…

Dibrugarh

(Encyclopedia) Dibrugarh db´roogr, city (1991 pop. 125,667), Assam state, NE India, at the confluence of the Brahmaputra and Bibru rivers. The town is on a narrow plain adjacent to hills and is…

Malabar Coast

(Encyclopedia) Malabar Coast ml´bär, SW coast of India stretching c.525 mi (845 km) from Goa to the southern tip of the peninsula at Kanniyakumri (Cape Comorin), primarily in Kerala state and the…

February 2019 Current Events: Disaster News

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Yamuna

(Encyclopedia) Yamuna yä´mn or Jumnajm´n, river, c.850 mi (1,370 km) long, rising in the Himalayas, N India, and flowing generally SE, through the Shiwalik Range, past Delhi, to the Ganges River…