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.

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Sources consulted

Britannica, Encyclopædia, Eleventh Edition, Volume 1 (1911). "Amazon River". Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia. 

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