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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Portuguese Cantão, from Chinese 廣東广东 (Guǎngdōng).

Proper nounEdit

Canton

  1. (dated) Guangzhou (a city in China)
  2. (dated) Guangdong (a province of China)
  3. (dated) Pearl River (a river in China)
  4. A locale in the United States, named for the city in China, or for another place named as such.
    1. A city in Ohio; the county seat of Stark County.
    2. A township in Michigan.
    3. A city in Georgia.
    4. A town in Massachusetts.
    5. A city in Illinois.
    6. A city in Mississippi; the county seat of Madison County.
    7. A neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland.
    8. A town and village in New York.
    9. A town in Connecticut.
    10. A town in North Carolina; named for the city in Ohio.
    11. A city in Texas; the county seat of Van Zandt County.
    12. A city in South Dakota; the county seat of Lincoln County.
    13. A city in Missouri; named for the city in Ohio.
    14. A borough of Pennsylvania; named for the town in Massachusetts.
    15. A town in Maine; named for the town in Massachusetts.
    16. A city in Kansas; named for the city in Ohio.
    17. A city in Minnesota; named for the city in Ohio.
    18. A town in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.
    19. An unincorporated community in Indiana.
    20. An unincorporated community in Iowa.
    21. An unincorporated community in New Jersey.
    22. An unincorporated community in West Virginia.
    23. An unincorporated community in Barron County, Wisconsin.
    24. A former town in Montana.
    25. A former settlement in California.
  5. A hamlet in Ontario, Canada.
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Etymology 2Edit

Canna +‎ -ton, meaning “St. Canna's town”.

 Canton, Cardiff on Wikipedia

Proper nounEdit

Canton

  1. A community in Cardiff, Wales. (OS grid ref ST1676).
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Etymology 3Edit

Named for a nearby cantonment.

Proper nounEdit

Canton

  1. A town in Oklahoma.

Etymology 4Edit

Proper nounEdit

Canton

  1. A topographical surname of French or Galician origin.

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FrenchEdit

Proper nounEdit

Canton ?

  1. Canton (former name for Guangzhou)
  2. Canton (former name for Guangdong)

Usage notesEdit

Although "Canton" may be dated in English, it is current in French.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese Cantão, from Chinese 廣東广东 (Guǎngdōng).

PronunciationEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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  • IPA(key): /kanˈtɔn/
  • Hyphenation: Can‧tòn

Proper nounEdit

Canton f

  1. Guangzhou (a city in China)
  2. Guangdong (the province of China with Guangzhou)

Derived termsEdit