南洋

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

("south") + ("seas")

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Nányáng
Zhuyin ㄋㄢˊ ㄧㄤˊ
IPA (key) /na̠n³⁵ i̯ɑŋ³⁵/

Proper nounEdit

南洋 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Nányáng)

  1. (obsolete) an old name for the Malay Archipelago, the Malay Peninsula, and Indonesia or for Southeast Asia in general
  2. the South Seas

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 08:46