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Kill - derived from Dutch is centered along the
Hudson River.This area was once the
heartland of the New Netherlands.
Cañada, Arroyo, and Rio are found in
the American Southwest, which was once part of New Spain.Interestingly cañada, arroyo, and rio are separated
from one another in their own clusters. Cañada means “glen” and the use of the term
reflects the rough terrain and the river-created valleys in present-day Arizona
and surrounding regions. Arroyos,
intermediate streams and their sometimes dry river beds, populated dry New
Mexico.Rio is the rarest Spanish
waterway term and reserved for major waterways like the Rio Grande.
Swamp is used in Southern states in areas where the
coastal planes meet the Application Mountains.In these regions the mountain rivers spread out and “swamp” the low
The English-derived river dominates much of England
and even northern Scotland.A barrier of
water provides a border between Scotland and England.The Scottish term burn is scattered
focusing primarily in remote and eastern regions of Scotland. Wales remains cultural independent with its stream landscape
with the Welsh term afon being by far the most popular in the country.