The Rio Grande River forms the border between the state of Texas in the United States and the country of Mexico. It begins in Colorado and discharges into the Gulf of Mexico.

Rio Grande
The Rio Grande forms a border between the United States and Mexico.

The name Rio Grande is Spanish for Big River. In Mexico the river is known as Rio Bravo del Norte, or simply Rio Bravo.

The English/Spanish equivalents for the words in these names:
rio – river
grande – large/big
bravo – fierce/brave
del – of the
norte – north

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