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Wadi al'Mujib, Jordan
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A wadi (Arabic: وادي wādī) is traditionally a valley. In some cases it can refer to a dry riverbed that contains water only during times of heavy rain. In some instances, a Wadi is also a rare breed of the bird family. Compare arroyo (creek), canyon, and gully. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 292 pixelsFull resolution (4032 × 1473 pixel, file size: 788 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo personnelle. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 292 pixelsFull resolution (4032 × 1473 pixel, file size: 788 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo personnelle. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... An arroyo is a dry creek bed or gulch that fills with water either seasonally, or after a heavy rain. ... Grand Canyon, Arizona Noravank Monastery Complex and Canyon in Armenia. ... Gully in El Paso County, Colorado, USA. A gully is a landform created by running water eroding sharply into a hillside. ...

The term wādī is very widely found in Arabic toponyms. Wadis tend to be associated with centers of human population because sub-surface water is sometimes available in wadis. Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Crossing wide wadis at certain times of the year can be dangerous, because of unexpected flash floods. Such flash floods cause many deaths each year in Saudi Arabia and many other Middle Eastern countries. Lower Antelope Canyon was carved out of sandstone by flash floods A Flash Flood is a rapid flooding of geomorphic low-lying areas (washes), rivers and streams, caused by the intense rainfall associated with a thunderstorm, or multiple training thunderstorms. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...

In North Africa the French transcription oued is often used, although it is also employed to refer to true rivers. In southwestern West Africa, the term rivière is used, which is the French word for "river".  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic North Africa, including the UN subregion North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, generally divided politically from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... Transcription is the conversion into written, typewritten or printed form, of a spoken language source, such as the proceedings of a court hearing. ...

Some names of Spanish rivers are derived from Andalusi Arabic toponyms where wādī was used to mean a permanent river, for example Guadalquivir from al-wādī al-kabīr = "the great river". Andalusi Arabic was a dialect of the Arabic language spoken in Al-Andalus, the regions of Spain under Muslim rule. ... The Guadalquivir is the second longest river in Spain (after the Tagus). ...

wadi deposits

Wadis are the streams in desert environment and generally dried all over the year except after a rain. The desert environment is characterized by a sudden but heavy rain. As rainfall occurs near hill ranges….wadi are prefer to form near a hilly terrine. The deposition of wadi is rapid because the sudden loss of the velocity and absorption of water under ground. Fluvial activity in desert environment is also characterized by the flash flood.

List of Wadis

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WADI - Welcome to WADI (154 words)
WADI is an acronym of 'WADI Application Distribution Infrastructure'.
WADI started life as a solution to the problems surrounding the distribution of state in clustered web tiers.
WADI's aim is to resolve many of the problems of dealing with state in a cluster.
Wadi Rum Mountain Guides (556 words)
We thought that something was needed to offer to tourists more interesting programmes than the usual two or three hour tour of the desert in 4x4, although we offer these too, going rather further into the desert than most people.
There are many possibilities for visiting Wadi Rum and we should like to think that the trips we have laid out have helped people to enjoy its beauty.
It has become a victim of its own success, and it is more and more difficult for us to give our clients our individual attention when we have to choose between guiding jeep tours and the harder trips into the mountains.
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