See also: Guǎngdōng

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Etymology

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From the Hanyu Pinyin romanization of Mandarin 廣東广东 (Guǎngdōng). 广 (guǎng) itself means "expanse", and has been associated with the region since the creation of Guang Prefecture in 226 C.E.. "Guangdong" and neighbouring Guangxi literally mean "Guang East" and "Guang West". Together, Guangdong and Guangxi are called the "Two Guangs" (兩廣两广 (Liǎngguǎng) Liangguang). Doublet of Canton, which went through Portuguese.

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Guangdong

  1. A populous province in China, located on the southern coast. Capital: Guangzhou.
    • 1975, Janet Goldwasser, Stuart Dowty, “Women: Half of Heaven”, in Huan-Ying: Worker's China[1], New York: Monthly Review Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 135:
      After the break-up of the 1924-1927 United Front, the Chinese Communist Party set up Soviets—liberated districts— in several parts of South China. One of the earliest liberated areas, organized in 1927-1928, was in the Hailufeng District of Guangdong Province.
    • 1992, Richard Nixon, “The Pacific Triangle”, in Seize the Moment[2], Simon & Schuster, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 175:
      If the United States revoked MFN status, tariffs would skyrocket on the goods such as textiles, shoes, and toys that are primarily produced by private enterprises. Coastal provinces, such as Guangdong near Hong Kong and Fukien near Taiwan, that have served as the beachhead for free-market economics would suffer the worst blow.
    • 2022 June 23, Tiffany May, “Extreme Weather Hits China With Massive Floods and Scorching Heat”, in The New York Times[3], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 23 June 2022, Asia Pacific‎[4]:
      The authorities in Guangdong Province on Tuesday raised alerts to the highest level after days of rainfall and floods, closing schools, businesses and public transport in affected areas.
    • 2023 September 12, “Chinese city hunts for dozens of crocodiles”, in Deutsche Welle[5], archived from the original on 13 September 2023[6]:
      Chinese media reported on Tuesday that more than 70 crocodiles had escaped after deluges in Guangdong province caused a lake at a crocodile farm to overflow.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Guangdong.

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Province-level divisions of the People's Republic of China in English (layout · text)
Provinces: Anhui · Fujian · Guangdong · Gansu · Guizhou · Henan · Hubei · Hebei · Hainan · Heilongjiang · Hunan · Jilin · Jiangsu · Jiangxi · Liaoning · Qinghai · Sichuan · Shandong · Shaanxi · Shanxi · Taiwan (claimed) · Yunnan · Zhejiang
Autonomous regions: Guangxi · Inner Mongolia · Ningxia · Tibet Autonomous Region · Xinjiang
Municipalities: Beijing · Tianjin · Shanghai · Chongqing
Special administrative regions: Hong Kong · Macau

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Etymology

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Pinyin transliteration of Mandarin 廣東广东 (Guǎngdōng).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɡwɑ̃ɡ.dɔ̃ɡ/, /ɡwaŋ.dɔŋ/
  • Audio (Belgium):(file)

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Guangdong m

  1. Guangdong (a province of China)
    Meronym: Canton
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