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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese Macau, corruption of Southern Sinitic Ama (name of a patron goddess of sailors) + gang "bay, port."[1]

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Macau

  1. A Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China just west of Hong Kong, previously under Portuguese control.

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SynonymsEdit

  • Aomen (especially in the Chinese media)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wu, Z., and G. Jin. "The evolution of spellings of ‘Macau’: An examination of early Portuguese and Western archival materials." Macao–cultural interaction and literary representations (2014): 3-11.

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Macau m

  1. Macau (a city and special administrative region of China)

Usage notesEdit

Macau is never indicated by an article; see usage notes for Portugal.