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  Tigris - MSN Encarta
Tigris (Arabic Dijlah, Turkish Dicle), river in southwestern Asia, rising in Turkey and flowing through Iraq before joining the Euphrates to form the Shatt al Arab, which empties into the Persian Gulf.
In southern Iraq the Tigris joins with the Euphrates to form the Shatt al Arab, which is 170 km (110 mi) long and flows to the head of the Persian Gulf.
The Tigris is too shallow for navigation by all but very small boats, especially south of Baghdād where the river fans out and meanders through dense marshland.
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 Tigris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Tigris (Old Persian: Tigr, Syriac Aramaic: Deqlath, Arabic: دجلة;, Dijla, Turkish: Dicle; biblical Hiddekil) is the eastern member of the pair of great rivers that define Mesopotamia, along with the Euphrates, which flows from the mountains of Anatolia through Iraq.
The Tigris is approximately 1,800 km (1,150 miles) long, rising in the Taurus Mountains of eastern Turkey and flowing in a generally southeasterly direction until it joins the Euphrates near Al Qurna in southern Iraq.
Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, is on the western bank of the Tigris, while the port-city of Basra straddles both the Tigris and Euphrates.
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 Tigris Profile @ Encyclopedia.LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Encyclopedia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, it does not appear that this was the original name of the river, but that it (like the Semitic forms of the name) was coined as an imitation of the indigenous Sumerian name.
The word siglat in Pangasinan, a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in the Philippines, means "swift, fast, or rapid" and it appears similar to the Sumerian name for the Tigris; the word burakan in Pangasinan means "wave or wavy" and it appears similar to the Sumerian name for the Euphrates.
Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, stands on the banks of the Tigris, while the port city of Basra straddles the Shatt al-Arab.
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 Tigris: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bethnahrin is the aramaic word for mesopotamia (a greek word), which is the land between the rivers frot and deqlath (euphrates and tigris)....
The diyala river is a river and tributary of the tigris that runs through iran and iraq....
Zab is the name given to two separate rivers that flow through iran, iraq and turkey to become the two principal tributaries of the tigris....
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 Tigris on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TIGRIS [Tigris], river of SW Asia, c.1,150 mi (1,850 km) long, rising in the Taurus Mts., E Turkey, and flowing SE through Iraq to join the Euphrates River, with which it forms the Shatt al Arab.
The Tigris is subject to sudden, devastating floods, and the Wadi Ath Tharthar Scheme, Iraq's largest flood-control project, protects Baghdad and vicinity from floods in addition to irrigating c.770,000 acres (311,600 hectares) of land.
The Tigris floodplain was cultivated by irrigation from the earliest times; the Sumerians dug a canal from the Tigris to Lagash c.2400 BC Author not available, TIGRIS.
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