ChineseEdit

fragrant
good-smelling
incense
harbour
simp. and trad.
(香港)
 
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EtymologyEdit

The name 香港 first appeared on a map in 粵大記 [1595] as a label for an island that seems to be Ap Lei Chau. In the two Gazetteer of Xin'an County (新安縣志) published in 1688 and 1819, 香港 was the name of a village (as 香港). The village was likely located in Wong Chuk Hang in the south of Hong Kong Island as indicated by 19th-century maps.

In the Treaty of Nanking signed in 1842, the name 香港 referred to the entire Hong Kong Island.

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

香港

  1. (~特別行政區) Hong Kong (a city and special administrative region of China)
  2. Short for 香港島香港岛 (Xiānggǎngdǎo, “Hong Kong Island”).
  3. () (historical) Hong Kong (a former village in the south of Hong Kong Island)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (香港):
  • Korean: 향항 (香港, Hyanghang)
  • Vietnamese: Hương Cảng (香港)

Others:


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ほん
Grade: 4
こん
Grade: 3
Irregular
 香港 on Japanese Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From English Hong Kong, from Cantonese 香港 (hoeng1 gong2).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

(ホン)(コン) (Hon Kon

  1. Hong Kong
    (ちゅう)()(じん)(みん)(きょう)()(こく)(ホン)(コン)(とく)(べつ)(ぎょう)(せい)()
    Chūka Jinmin Kyōwakoku Hon Kon Tokubetsu Gyōseiku
    the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

Proper nounEdit

香港 (Hyanghang) (hangeul 향항)

  1. Hanja form? of 향항 (Hong Kong).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

Proper nounEdit

香港

  1. Hán tự form of Hương Cảng (Hong Kong).