黑龍江

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Chinese[edit]

black; dark; Heilongjiang Province (abbrev.) dragon; imperial; Long (a surname) river
trad. (黑龍江)
simp. (黑龙江)
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Etymology[edit]

The river's name is a calque of Manchu ᠰᠠᡥᠠᠯᡳᠶᠠᠨ ᡠᠯᠠ ‎(Sahaliyan Ula, black water). The province got its name from the river's name.

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黑龍江

  1. Amur River; Heilong Jiang (the river forming the border between the Russian Far East and Northeastern China)
  2. Heilongjiang province, China