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Huang He

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Huang He,  Hwang Ho (both: hwängˈ hŏˈ) [key], or Yellow River, great river of N China, c.3,000 mi (4,830 km) long, rising in the twin lakes Gyaring and Ngoring in the Kunlun Mts., NW Qinghai prov., and flowing generally east into the "great northern bend" (around the Ordos Desert), then east again to the Bohai, an arm of the Yellow Sea.

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