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Yellow River

noun
1.

Huang He

[hwahng hœ] /ˈʰwɑŋ ˈhœ/
noun, Pinyin.
1.
a river flowing from W China into the Gulf of Bohai. 2800 miles (4510 km) long.
Also, Hwang Ho.
Also called Yellow River.

Hwang Ho

[hwahng hoh; Chinese hwahng huh] /ˈʰwɑŋ ˈhoʊ; Chinese ˈʰwɑŋ ˈhʌ/
noun
1.
Older Spelling. Huang He.
Also called Yellow River.
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Yellow River

noun
1.
the second longest river in China, rising in SE Qinghai and flowing east, south, and east again to the Gulf of Bohai south of Tianjin; it has changed its course several times in recorded history. Length: about 4350 km (2700 miles) Chinese name Hwang Ho

Huang He

/ˈhwæŋ ˈhiː/
noun
1.
the modern transliteration of the Chinese name (formerly Huang Ho) for the Yellow River

Hwang Ho

/ˈwæŋ ˈhəʊ/
noun
1.
a former transliteration of the Chinese name for Yellow River
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