Origin of kiangfrom Tibetan rkya?
A large wild ass (Equus kiang) of the Tibetan Plateau, having a reddish-brown and white coat.
Origin of kiangFrom colloquial Tibetan (Lhasa dialect) equivalent to written Tibetan rkyan
- A large wild ass, Equus kiang, native to the Tibetan Plateau.
From Tibetan རྐྱང (rkyang, “wild ass”).
- By Kiang-si, S.
- Above Chang-te Fu; and (4) the Ling-kiang, which flows from the tea district of Ho-feng Chow to the Tung-t'ing lake.
- The principal places of commerce are: (I) Siang-t'an, on the Siang-kiang, said to contain 1,000,000 inhabitants, and to extend 3 m.
- The products of the province are tea (the best quality of which is grown at Gan-hwa and the greatest quantity at Ping-kiang), hemp, cotton, rice, paper, tobacco, tea-oil and coal.
- Almost all the traffic is conveyed through Hu-nan by water-ways, which lead northward to Han-kow on the Yangtsze Kiang, and Fan-cheng on the Han River, eastward to Fu-kien, southward to Kwang-tung and Kwang-si and westward to Sze-ch'uen.