China's Sorrow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

So-called because of the devastating consequences when the Yellow River floods. Loess, or fine sand, blown into China, gathers on the bottom and causes the water level to rise. The people of this area were always building dikes in ancient times to contain the water.

Proper noun[edit]

China's Sorrow

  1. (colloquial) The Yellow River.