Wadi

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Wadi, alternatively wād, is the Arabic term traditionally referring to a valley.wikipedia
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Guadalquivir

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Some Spanish toponyms are derived from Andalusian Arabic where was used to mean a permanent river, for example: Guadalcanal from wādī al-qanāl (وَادِي الْقَنَال, "river of refreshment stalls"), Guadalajara from wādī al-ḥijārah (وَادِي الْحِجَارَة, "river of stones"), or Guadalquivir, from al-wādī al-kabīr (اَلْوَادِي الْكَبِير, "the great river").
The modern name of Guadalquivir comes from the Arabic al-wādī l-kabīr, meaning "the great river".

Guadalcanal, Seville

GuadalcanalGuadalcanal, SpainPlains of Guadalcanal
Some Spanish toponyms are derived from Andalusian Arabic where was used to mean a permanent river, for example: Guadalcanal from wādī al-qanāl (وَادِي الْقَنَال, "river of refreshment stalls"), Guadalajara from wādī al-ḥijārah (وَادِي الْحِجَارَة, "river of stones"), or Guadalquivir, from al-wādī al-kabīr (اَلْوَادِي الْكَبِير, "the great river").
The name, etymologically, might come from the Arabic phrase وادي القنال wādī al-qanāl, meaning "river of the stalls" or "valley of stalls", referring to the refreshment stalls set up there during the Muslim rule in Andalusia.

Sabkha

sebkhasabkha (landform)salt flat
Wadis are located on gently sloping, nearly flat parts of deserts; commonly they begin on the distal portions of fans and extend to inland sabkhas or playas.
The inlet may host grey mangroves, depending on whether less saline water is available from wadis or groundwater.

Arroyo (creek)

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Modern English usage differentiates wadis from canyons or washes by the action and prevalence of water.
The real Spanish term for the subject of this article is rambla, while wadi (Arabic) is used in North Africa, and Western Asia.

Sahara

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Nomadic and pastoral desert peoples will rely on seasonal vegetation found in wadis, even in regions as dry as the Sahara, as they travel in complex transhumance routes.
Wind or rare rainfall shape the desert features: sand dunes, dune fields, sand seas, stone plateaus, gravel plains (reg), dry valleys (wadi), dry lakes (oued), and salt flats (shatt or chott).

Valley

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Wadi, alternatively wād, is the Arabic term traditionally referring to a valley.

Ephemerality

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In some instances, it may refer to a dry (ephemeral) riverbed that contains water only when heavy rain occurs.

Stream bed

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In some instances, it may refer to a dry (ephemeral) riverbed that contains water only when heavy rain occurs.

Rain

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In some instances, it may refer to a dry (ephemeral) riverbed that contains water only when heavy rain occurs.

Toponymy

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The term is very widely found in Arabic toponyms.

Andalusian Arabic

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Some Spanish toponyms are derived from Andalusian Arabic where was used to mean a permanent river, for example: Guadalcanal from wādī al-qanāl (وَادِي الْقَنَال, "river of refreshment stalls"), Guadalajara from wādī al-ḥijārah (وَادِي الْحِجَارَة, "river of stones"), or Guadalquivir, from al-wādī al-kabīr (اَلْوَادِي الْكَبِير, "the great river").

Guadalajara, Spain

GuadalajaraGuadalajara, Castile-La ManchaGuadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha
Some Spanish toponyms are derived from Andalusian Arabic where was used to mean a permanent river, for example: Guadalcanal from wādī al-qanāl (وَادِي الْقَنَال, "river of refreshment stalls"), Guadalajara from wādī al-ḥijārah (وَادِي الْحِجَارَة, "river of stones"), or Guadalquivir, from al-wādī al-kabīr (اَلْوَادِي الْكَبِير, "the great river").

Maharashtra

MaharastraMaharashtra StateMaharashtra, India
For example, many villages named in the state of Maharashtra like Boralwadi (Marathi : बोराळवाडी), Shewalwadi, Mohammadwadi (Marathi : मोहम्मदवाडी), etc. as they are in hilly and dry terrain and be flooded sometimes in Monsoon or rainy season in India.

Marathi language

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For example, many villages named in the state of Maharashtra like Boralwadi (Marathi : बोराळवाडी), Shewalwadi, Mohammadwadi (Marathi : मोहम्मदवाडी), etc. as they are in hilly and dry terrain and be flooded sometimes in Monsoon or rainy season in India.

Monsoon

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For example, many villages named in the state of Maharashtra like Boralwadi (Marathi : बोराळवाडी), Shewalwadi, Mohammadwadi (Marathi : मोहम्मदवाडी), etc. as they are in hilly and dry terrain and be flooded sometimes in Monsoon or rainy season in India.

India

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For example, many villages named in the state of Maharashtra like Boralwadi (Marathi : बोराळवाडी), Shewalwadi, Mohammadwadi (Marathi : मोहम्मदवाडी), etc. as they are in hilly and dry terrain and be flooded sometimes in Monsoon or rainy season in India.

Alluvial fan

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Wadis are located on gently sloping, nearly flat parts of deserts; commonly they begin on the distal portions of fans and extend to inland sabkhas or playas.

Dry lake

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Wadis are located on gently sloping, nearly flat parts of deserts; commonly they begin on the distal portions of fans and extend to inland sabkhas or playas.

Basin and range topography

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In basin and range topography, wadis trend along basin axes at the terminus of fans.

Flash flood

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Wadis may develop dams of sediment that change the stream patterns in the next flash flood.

Loess

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Some horizontal Loess may also present.

Canyon

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Modern English usage differentiates wadis from canyons or washes by the action and prevalence of water.

Transhumance

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Nomadic and pastoral desert peoples will rely on seasonal vegetation found in wadis, even in regions as dry as the Sahara, as they travel in complex transhumance routes.

Velocity

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Deposition in a wadi is rapid because of the sudden loss of stream velocity and seepage of water into the porous sediment.

Eolianite

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These sediments are often altered by eolian processes.