from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large wild ass (Equus hemionus subsp. kiang) of the mountains of Asia.
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- n. A large wild ass, Equus kiang, native to the Tibetan Plateau.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The dziggetai.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A river: a part of many place-names in China and neighboring countries: as, Yang-tse-kiang (that is, the river Yang-tse). Also spelled keang.
- n. See kyang.
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- n. wild ass of Tibet and Mongolia
The Ch'ien T'ang River in Chêkiang is famous for its bore, or tidal wave.
At early morn we land and pursue our way for a few miles across country to Lin-kiang, which is situated on a big tributary stream a few miles above its junction with the Kan-kiang.
We meet the Indian rhino, a fearsome ass called the kiang, a yak.
The Latin name for the wild ass, _Equus kiang_, indicates his close relationship to the horse, and "kiang" is what he is called by the people of Tibet.
Again, there is the "kiang" (_Asinus kiang_) met with in Ladakh, and the "yo-totze" (_Asinus equulus_), an inhabitant of
Again, there is the "kiang" met with in Ladakh, and the "yo-totze," an inhabitant of Chinese Tartary.
In the small southern town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the nineteenth century, two young girls bump heads and become thick as thieves.
Immense herds of kiang (wild asses) and drong (wild yak) freely roamed the great plains.
On Monday the 20th, we left Su-chow, and in a day and a half reached Kia-Shin-fu in the Che-kiang provinces, about sixty miles to the south of Su-chow.
As the book begins Buck is the daughter of a zealous Christian missionary who is struggling to move the people in the small southern Chinese city of Chin-kiang away from their numerous gods and towards the story of and belief in Jesus Christ.