the northwest

noun
variants: or the Northwest

Definition of the northwest

: the northwestern part of a country or region A mountain range is in the northwest of the country.

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“The northwest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20northwest. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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