Para rehe onáva

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noun - para rehe onáva is a phrase that comes from the Tupi language and means "like the sea" (i.e., "as big as the sea").

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Origin

The name of the Paraná River is an abbreviation of this phrase, para rehe onáva.

Paraná River

The Paraná River (Spanish: Río Paraná, Portuguese: Rio Paraná is a river in south central South America that runs through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina for 4,880 kilometers (3,030 miles). It is second in length to the Amazon River among South American rivers. It merges first with the Paraguay River and then farther downstream with the Uruguay River to form the Río de la Plata and empties into the Atlantic Ocean and is site of the Maratón Internacional Hernandarias – Parana professional marathon swim.

Maratón Internacional Hernandarias – Paraná

At 88 km (54.6 mi), the Maratón Internacional Hernandarias – Parana is the longest open water swimming competition and longest professional marathon swim in the world. It is held annually in February under extremely competitive conditions, attracting the fastest marathon swimmers in the world, down a river with varying currents and flotsam. Tens of thousands of spectators line the course in an extremely festive atmosphere. Offers US$25,000 in prize money when it is part of the global FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit. It is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

18º Maratón acuática Hernandarias-Paraná

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