Chang

geographical name
\ ˈchäŋ How to pronounce Chang (audio) \
variants: or traditionally Yangtze \ ˈyaŋ-​ˈsē How to pronounce Yangtze (audio) , ˈyaŋ(k)t-​ˈsē ; ˈyäŋ-​ˈtsə \

Definition of Chang

river 3915 miles (6299 kilometers) long in central China flowing from the Kunlun Mountains in southwestern Qinghai (province) east into the East China Sea

Note: The Chang (Yangtze) is the principal river of China and the longest river in Asia.

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“Chang.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chang. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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