金沙江

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Etymology[edit]

金沙 ("gold dust") + ("river"), named for the placer gold throughout its course.

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金沙江

  1. the Jinsha River, the upper course of the Yangtze in western Sichuan
    宋代因为河中出现大量淘金人而改称金沙江
    Sòngdài yīnwèi hézhòng chūxiàn dàliàng táojīnrén ér gǎichēng Jīnshājiāng.
    During the Song, because of the great number of prospectors in the river, it was renamed as the Jinsha River.

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