irrawaddy irrawaddy  /ˈɪ rə ˌwɑ di/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman Sea

News

  • In Myanmar, Sailing in the Wake of Kipling and Orwell

    Passengers on the cruise ship Road to Mandalay watch the sunset over the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. River cruises have the advantage of sidestepping two of Myanmar's major tourism shortcomings: poor roads and a lack of upscale accommodation.
    on August 30, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "Some international aid workers and NGOs have already gone into the regions of the Irrawaddy delta, without any problem," Ban, who visited Burma last week to meet with junta chief Senior Gen. Than Shwe, told reporters in New York on Tuesday.
    on May 28, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: FOXNews

  2. "It is our assessment that we could still provide relief assistance, that there are still folks, principally in the Irrawaddy (Delta), many of them young, very young, whose moms and dads may not be alive anymore -- not clear -- who need the most...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Timothy Keating Source: Reuters

  3. "We have progressively developed a very good cooperation with the authorities on humanitarian access in the Irrawaddy Delta in the wake of the cyclone Nargis," said EU Development Commissioner Louis Michel.
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Louis Michel Source: AFP

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