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A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. A tributary joins another river at a confluence. When a river's tributaries are listed in orographic sequence, they are in order from the highest (nearest the source of the river) to the lowest (nearest the mouth).

The opposite of a tributary is a distributary; a river branch that flows away from the main stream.

A river and all its tributaries drain the watershed of the river.

Network analysis examines the arrangement of tributaries in a hierarchy of 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. orders.

In international relations history, a tributary is a region or people who pay tribute to a more powerful, suzerain state.

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Maqaan tributary mirgaa fi tributary bita jedhamu kan fayyadatamu, bakka tributaryiin sun laga irra essa gullatti akka argamu ilallun imamu dha.
Fakkena yoo bishaani Nile gara kabba ademutti jirratte, currentiin bishaan gara kabba jechu dha, kanaf tributaryiin baha irra dhufaan tributary mirgaa yoo ta'an, kan dhihaa irra dhufaan immo tributary bita jechu dha.
Fallan tributary immo distributary jedhama, kuni immo laga damee, bishaan guddicha irra gargari ba'u dha.
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