Liao

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See also: liao, liáo, liào, liāo, and liǎo

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

A romanization of the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation of 遼河 (Liáo Hé), the main river of the area

Proper noun[edit]

Liao

  1. A river of Manchuria (northeastern China)
  2. A various medieval dynasties of Khitan rulers in Chinese history originally from its watershed
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A romanization of the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation of (Liáo), the Chinese provincial abbreviation

Proper noun[edit]

Liao

  1. (uncommon) Liaoning, a Chinese province surrounding and named for the Liao watershed

Etymology 3[edit]

A romanization of the Mandarin Chinese pronunciations of various characters, including (Liào)

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Proper noun[edit]

Liao

  1. A Chinese surname

Etymology 4[edit]

A romanization of the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation of (Liáo)

Proper noun[edit]

Liao

  1. Synonym of Rau, a people of southeastern China