Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river rising in the hills of northern Myanmar (Burma) and flowing about 1,160 km (720 mi) generally south to the Irrawaddy River.

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Examples

  • At the banks of the Chindwin River, the soldiers of the second junta ordered us to strip.

    Burma

  • The situation is good, near the confluence of the Chindwin and Irrawaddy rivers, and it was probably here that a trade route from the Shan states joined one from Yunnan on their way to Assam. 105

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • Larger than England and France combined, Burma has historically been a crazy quilt of vaguely demarcated states sectioned by jungly mountain ranges and the valleys of the Irrawaddy, Chindwin, Salween, and Mekong rivers.

    Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

  • Larger than England and France combined, Burma has historically been a crazy quilt of vaguely demarcated states sectioned by jungly mountain ranges and the valleys of the Irrawaddy, Chindwin, Salween, and Mekong rivers.

    Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

  • From Yunnan to India, again there were two routes: the southern one from Dali to Yongchang, through the Pyu Kingdom, Prome, the Arakan Range, Kamarupa, and arriving in India; the western one crossing the Irrawaddy and the Mogaung rivers, the Chindwin River to India, and beyond.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • MacKinnon's subunit 09b includes the tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests in the Kachin and upper Chindwin areas of northern Myanmar.

    Northern Triangle subtropical forests

  • The Chindwin, Mali Hka, and Mai Hka rivers originate in these mountains and converge in the lower reaches to form the Irrawaddy River.

    Northern Triangle subtropical forests

  • Finally, in a decrepit encampment near the upper Chindwin, he stumbled upon wild kalaws just as a rampaging elephant and a typhoon simultaneously ravaged the village, stomping tents and washing away trees.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • The Chindwin, Mali Hka, and N'mai Hka rivers originate in these mountains and flow south to converge in the lower reaches to form the Irrawaddy River.

    Northern Triangle temperate forests

  • In a previous analysis of conservation units across the Indo-Malayan region, MacKinnon identified a subunit (09b) that includes the tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests in the Kachin and upper Chindwin areas of northern Myanmar.

    Northern Triangle temperate forests

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