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A pongo (corruption of the Kichwa punku and the Aymara punku, meaning a door) is a type of canyon or narrow gorge along rivers in Peru, especially on the Marañón River (Upper Amazon) and its affluents, in the Amazonas Region.
- Pongos in Amazonas, the big pongos of Marañón River
- The Amazonas Region, home to pongos
- The Pongo de Manseriche, gorge in northwest Peru where the Marañón River runs
- The Pongo de Mainique, most dangerous whitewater pass on the Urubamba River
- The Olmos-Marañon Route, transcontinental road, includes the "route of pongos"
- The Marañón River, has 35 miles of pongos before the Amazon River
- The Huallaga River, crossing the Andes forming the Pongo de Aguirre
- Sources consulted
- Britannica 1911, op. cit., "Amazon River", page 786, note 2
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