Chinese edit

south ocean; foreign
simp. and trad.
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Pronunciation edit

  • lam5 iên5 - Chaozhou;
  • nam5 ion5 - Jieyang.

Proper noun edit


  1. (dated) Malay Archipelago; (in general) Southeast Asia, Nanyang
    南洋  ―  xià Nányáng  ―  to migrate to Southeast Asia (during late Qing and the Republic of China era)
  2. (historical, Qing to early ROC) southerncoastal” region of China, inclusive of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, and Guangzhou
  3. (historical) irrigation plain south of the Mulan River in Fujian

Synonyms edit

  • (Southeast Asia): (Hokkien) 番爿

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Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • English: Nanyang

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Kanji in this term
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(なん)(よう) (Nan'yōなんやう (nan'yau)?

  1. (especially pre-WWII) South Seas; Southeast Asia

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References edit

  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN