Pongo (geography)

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A pongo (corruption of the Kichwa punku and the Aymara punku, meaning a door[1]) 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.



Sources consulted

Britannica, Encyclopædia, Eleventh Edition, Volume 1 (1911). "Amazon River". Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

  1. ^ Britannica 1911, op. cit., "Amazon River", page 786, note 2