Definitions

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  • n. A marshy wetland ecosystem in the north eastern part of Bangladesh which physically is a bowl or saucer shaped depression that looks like inland seas during the monsoon floods.

Etymologies

Bengali হাওর (sagor, "sea"). Haor is a corruption of sagor in certain Bengali dialects that pronounce "S" (স) as "H" (হ). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And by the haor are the fishermen's huts scattered over a vast swath.

    Birds of Baikka Beel (Sylhet Division)

  • On both occasions we had witnessed the astonishing beauty of the haor.

    Birds of Baikka Beel (Sylhet Division)

  • And then we saw them -- thousands of them on the shallow haor water.

    Birds of Baikka Beel (Sylhet Division)

  • And in the distant, we saw the pair of fishing eagles in a low and slow flight, hovering over the haor for food.

    Birds of Baikka Beel (Sylhet Division)

  • The number will be 15, including two armed policemen and one armed ansar at each general polling station in hill tracts, islands and haor regions.

    5 lakh-strong security to guard UZ polls

  • An inquiry committee of the Food Ministry earlier suggested to implementation of the second phase of the programme in monga prone, river erosion, char and haor areas of the country for the benefit of the extreme poor.

    The New Nation

  • An inquiry committee of the Food Ministry earlier suggested implementation of the second phase of the programme in monga prone, river erosion, char and haor areas of the country for the benefit of the extreme poor.

    The New Nation

  • About her government's plan on haor areas, Hasina said the government is examining the feasibility of setting up dams on haors to generate power.

    The Daily Star

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