Yellow River

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Yellow River

A river of northern China rising in the Kunlun Mountains and flowing about 5,400 km (3,350 mi) generally eastward to the Bohai Sea. It is named for the vast quantities of yellow silt it carries to its delta. The river is sometimes called "China's Sorrow" because of the devastating floods that once occurred regularly in its lower course. Yellow River is the translation of Huang He, its Chinese name.

Yellow River

(Placename) 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

(ˈʰwɑŋ ˈhœ)

also Hwang Ho

a river flowing from W China into the Gulf of Bohai. 2800 mi. (4510 km) long.
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Noun1.Yellow River - a major river of Asia in northern ChinaYellow River - a major river of Asia in northern China; flows generally eastward into the Yellow Sea; carries large quantities of yellow silt to its delta
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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The Huang He River in northern China, often called "China's sorrow", floods, ruining crops and bringing a famine that kills more than 3 million.
Why do you think the Huang He River has been known as "China's sorrow"?