Tumuc-Humac Mountains

Tumuc-Humac Mountains
or Portuguese Serra Tumucumaque geographical name range of low mountains NE Brazil on Suriname-French Guiana boundary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tumuc-Humac Mountains — ▪ mountains, South America Portuguese  Serra Tumucumaque,  French  Massif Des Tumuc humac,  Dutch  Toemoek hoemak Gebergte,        mountain range that forms the Brazilian border with French Guiana and Suriname. An eastern extension of the Acarai… …   Universalium

  • Tumuk Humak Mountains — The Tumuk Humak Mountains, also known as the Sierra Tumucumaque or Tumuc Humac, is a mountain range stretching about 120 kilometers in the border area between Brazil, Surinam and French Guiana. In the language of the Apalam and Wayana peoples,… …   Wikipedia

  • Maroni River — River forming the border between French Guiana and Suriname, South America. It rises in the Tumuc Humuc Mountains near the Brazilian border and descends northward to enter the Atlantic Ocean at Point Galibi, Suri., after a course of 450 mi (725… …   Universalium

  • Guiana Shield — The Guiana Shield [The term Guiana or The Guianas is often used as a collective name for Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, and sometimes even includes the portions of Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil which are on the Guiana Shield.] ( es.… …   Wikipedia

  • Calendar of 2002 — ▪ 2003 January I will not wait on events while dangers gather. I will not stand by as peril draws closer and closer. The United States of America will not permit the world s most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world s most destructive… …   Universalium

  • Serra Tumucumaque — geographical name see Tumuc Humac Mountains …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jari River — or Jary River River, northern Brazil. It flows southeast for about 350 mi (560 km) to join the Amazon River at Bôca do Jari. The Jari forms the border between Pará and Amapá states, and its lower course is navigable. Since the late 1960s the… …   Universalium

  • Oyapock River — ▪ river, South America Portuguese  Rio Oiapoque,         river that forms the border between French Guiana and the Brazilian state of Amapá. It rises in the Tumuc Humac Mountains and flows northeast for 311 miles (500 km) to empty into the… …   Universalium

  • Paru River — ▪ river, Brazil Portuguese  Rio Paru,         river, northern Brazil, rising on the southern slopes of the Tumuc Humac Mountains, on the Suriname border, and flowing for about 500 miles (800 km) south southeastward through Pará state. It empties… …   Universalium

  • brazil — /breuh zil /, n. brazilwood. [1350 1400; ME brasile < ML < It < Sp brasil, deriv. of brasa live coal (the wood being red in color) < Gmc; see BRAISE] * * * Brazil Introduction Brazil Background: Following three centuries under the rule of… …   Universalium

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