A river of southern Asia rising in the Himalaya Mountains of southwest Tibet and flowing about 2,900 km (1,800 mi) east then south and west through northeast India to join the Ganges River and form a vast delta in central Bangladesh.
Sanskritब्रह्मपुत्र (brahmaputra, “son of Brahma”), from ब्रह्मा (brahmā, “Brahma”) + पुत्र (putra, “son”)
Brahmaputra Sentence Examples
The extension of their power westward down the valley of the Brahmaputra was very gradual, and its success was by no means uniform.
The great rivers of northern India - the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Indus - all derive their waters from the Tibetan mountain mass; and it is a remarkable circumstance that the northern water-parting of India should lie to the north of the Himalaya in the regions of central Tibet.
In the Brahmaputra valley steamers carry as much as 86% of the exports, and 94% of the imports.
From the north-eastern extremity of Assam where, near Sadya, the Lohit, the Dibong and the Dihong unite to form the wide placid Brahmaputra of the plains - one of the grandest rivers of the world - its south-westerly course to the Bay of Bengal is sufficiently well known.
The Brahmaputra, therefore, exceeds the Ganges in length by about 400 m.