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Liao

[lyou] /lyaʊ/
Wade-Giles, Pinyin.
1.
a dynasty that ruled in China a.d. 907–1125.
2.
a river in NE China, flowing through S Manchuria into the Gulf of Liaotung. 700 miles (1125 km) long.

Liao He

[huh] /hʌ/
noun
1.
a river in NE China, flowing from Inner Mongolia to the Gulf of Liaodong. 900 miles (1448 km) long.
Also called Liao.
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Liao

/ljaʊ/
noun
1.
a river in NE China, rising in SE Inner Mongolia and flowing northeast then southwest to the Gulf of Liaodong. Length: about 1100 km (700 miles)
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