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The correct name origin of the Mekong river.[edit]

The Mekong gets its English name from Khmer: មេគង្គ Mékôngk.[1] មេ /mee/me/ means mother[2] and គង្គ /kʊəŋkeaʔ/Kong/ means Ganga.[3] The literal meaning of “Mekong” is “Mother Ganga”. Kong is a borrowing into Khmer language of the Sanskrit word “Ganga”. The Mekong is named after Hindu Godess Ganga, the name sake of the river Ganges. 2601:601:1B80:8040:4F77:9D09:6CAD:B0D6 (talk) 09:52, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Source? I see this has been a bit of a running battle back and forth with adding this in, but currently unsourced. (talk) 14:30, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
University of Wisconsin SouthEast Asian language project dictionary is the source. 2601:601:1B80:8040:45D:8E32:44BD:7B (talk) 22:12, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]