Macau

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Portuguese Macau, corruption of Southern Sinitic ama (name of a patron goddess of sailors) + ngao "bay, port."[1]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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)

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Macau” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Macau m

  1. Macau (a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China just west of Hong Kong)
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