Allpamayu (Ancash)

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Name origin: Quechua
Country Peru
Region Ancash Region
Mouth Santa River

Allpamayu (Quechua allpa earth, mayu river,[1] "earth river", hispanicized spelling Alpamayo) which upstream is called Los Cedros (Spanish for "the cedars") is a river in Peru located in the Ancash Region, Huaylas Province, Santa Cruz District. It is a right tributary of the Santa River which flows to the Pacific Ocean.[2]

Allpamayu originates northwest of the mountain Alpamayo. Its direction is mainly to the west. The confluence with the Santa River is near the village Los Cedros.

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  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region)