[ sawng-hwah ]
/ ˈsɔŋˈʰwɑ /
a river in NE China, flowing NW and NE through E and central Manchuria into the Amur River on the boundary of Siberia. 800 miles (1287 km) long.
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Also Wade-Giles, Sunghua.
Also called Songhua Jiang [jyahng] /dʒyɑŋ/, Sungari.
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British Dictionary definitions for songhua
/ (ˈsʌŋˈwɑː) /
a river in NE China, rising in SE Jilin province and flowing north and northeast to the Amur River near Tongjiang: the chief river of Manchuria and largest tributary of the Amur; frozen from November to April. Length: over 1300 km (800 miles)Also called: Sungari
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