The New Student's Reference Work/Hoang-Ho
Hoang-Ho (whang′ hō) or Hwang-Ho, Yellow River, or simply Ho, is 2,600 miles long and one of the principal rivers of China. It rises in Kokoncr, and pursues a very winding course, until it issues into the Gulf of Pe-chi-li. It is said to have changed its course nine times in the last 2,500 years, and often overflows its banks and artificial embankments; the last time in 1887, when it destroyed millions of lives. For this reason it is called China's Sorrow.