Kaieteur Falls (kĪətŏrˈ) [key], waterfall, 741 ft (226 m) high, in the Potaro River, W Guyana. It plunges over an escarpment of the Guyana Highlands. One of the most impressive falls in South America, it is included in a national park.
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