Majuli river island formed by Brahmaputra river & residents of Majuli - Geography

Q.  Consider the following statements

1. Majuli is the largest river island in the world.
2. The island is formed by the Brahmaputra river and the Kherkutia Xuti, an anabranch of the Brahmaputra, joined by the Subansiri River.
3. The residents of Majuli are the "Mising tribes" from Arunachal Pradesh.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

- Published on 06 May 15

a. 1,2
b. 2,3
c. 1,3
d. All

ANSWER: 2,3
 
Majuli is the largest river island in India. While the largest river island in the world is Bananal Island formed from the bisection of the Araguaia River in Brazil. Majuli had a total area of 1,250 square kilometres (483 sq mi), but having lost significantly to erosion.

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