from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river of northeast Russia rising in the Kolyma Mountains and flowing about 2,148 km (1,335 mi) generally north and northeast to the East Siberian Sea. Its upper course crosses rich gold fields.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An area in the far north-eastern area of Russia, location of Stalinist death camps in 1930's to 1950's
  • proper n. A river in the far north-eastern area of Russia


From the Russian Колыма (Kolymá) f. (Wiktionary)



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