EnglishEdit

 
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Map including MACAU 澳門 (AMS, 1954)

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese Macau, corruption of southern Chinese 阿媽港阿妈港, from 阿媽阿妈 (aa3 maa1, “Mazu, a patron goddess of sailors”) + (gong2, “bay, port”).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /məˈkaʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

Macau

  1. A Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China just west of Hong Kong, previously under Portuguese control.
    • 1990, Shann Davies, Macau[1], Passport Books, →ISBN Invalid ISBN, page 10:
      Within 20 years, Macau had become an international city and one of the richest places on earth, thanks to investment in the cargoes shipped through the port.

SynonymsEdit

  • Aomen (especially in the Chinese media)

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TranslationsEdit

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.
  • Macau”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

 
Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Macau ?

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

PortugueseEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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.

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maˈkau/, [maˈkau̯]

Proper nounEdit

Macau m

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