A river of northwest South America rising in southwest Colombia and flowing about 1,610 km (1,000 mi) along the Colombia-Peru border to the Amazon River in northwest Brazil.
River in NW South America, flowing from SW Colombia along the Colombian-Peruvian border into the Amazon in NW Brazil: c. 1,000 mi (1,609 km)
Putumayo Sentence Examples
Marianas are also found on the upper reaches of the Putumayo across to the Yapura.
The rivers forming this system are the Maranon from Puerto Limon to Tabatinga on the Brazilian frontier (484 m.), the Japura, Putumayo, Javary, Napo, Tigre, Huallaga, Ucayali, Pachitea, Jurua, Purus, Acre, Curaray and Aguarico all navigable over parts of their courses for steamers of 4 to 8 f t.
from the boundary line with Ecuador, on one of the inland trade routes with that republic, and on a principal line of communication with the great forested regions of the Caqueta (Japura), Putumayo and Napo.
The principal tribes are the Quijos or Canelos, who are settled about the headwaters of the Napo, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, and are in great part grouped about the missions; the Jivaros who inhabit the valley of the Pastaza; the Zaparos who occupy the forest region between the Pastaza and Napo; the Piojes of the middle Napo, and eastward to the Putumayo; and the Iquitos and Mazanes of the lower Napo and Tigre, chiefly in territory occupied by Peru.