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See also: 下門 and 厦门



tall building
opening; door; gate; doorway; gateway; valve; switch; way to do something; knack; family; house; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum or division (taxonomy)
trad. (廈門)
simp. (厦门)
alt. forms 下門下门 archaic
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廈門 (Written Standard Chinese?)
Xiamen (English)


A homophone of the original name 下門下门 (Xiàmén) that came into official use for its more elegant sense.


Proper nounEdit


  1. (historical) Xiamen, a fortification which formerly protected Xiamen Bay
  2. () Xiamen Island in Xiamen Bay, Fujian
  3. () Xiamen Bay in southeastern Fujian at the mouths of the Jiulong and Xixi rivers on the Taiwan Strait
  4. () Xiamen, the sub-provincial city of Fujian on Xiamen Island and the surrounding Chinese mainland, now including its mountainous rural hinterland and notionally including the nearby Jinmen Islands still controlled by the Republic of China on Taiwan


  • (island): 嘉禾 (historical)
  • (city): 下門下门 (Xiàmén) (historical); 思明 (Sīmíng) (historical)
  • (its hinterland): 同安 (Tóng'ān) (historical); 思明 (Sīmíng) (historical)


  • (island): 思明 (Sīmíng) (southern district); 湖里 (northern district)


Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: 2

Proper nounEdit

廈門 (katakana シアメン, rōmaji Shiamen)

  1. Xiamen