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What is the difference between la Amazonia and el Amazonas in Spanish?

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I have read an article in Spanish about deforestation in the Amazon. I noticed that the article used both la Amazonia and el Amazonas. I looked up both terms and they both mean the Amazon, as in the river. Can you help me differentiate between the two?

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updated ENE 11, 2010
posted by ashleyhelp

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Amazonia hace mas referencia a una zona / region = refers more a country; Amazonas hace mas referencia a un rio = refers more a river;( to make reference to river). But , can be to say both ways. Right???? bay, Dr. Jesua

updated ENE 11, 2010
edited by jesus-llastarri-garcia
posted by jesus-llastarri-garcia
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I think both are interchangeable most of the times, but "el Amazonas", depending on the context, may be referring to just the river.

updated ENE 11, 2010
posted by 00e657d4
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