南洋

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

("south") + ("seas")

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Nányáng
Zhuyin ㄋㄢˊ ㄧㄤˊ
IPA (key) /na̠n³⁵ i̯ɑŋ³⁵/

Proper noun[edit]

南洋 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Nányáng)

  1. (obsolete) an old name for the Malay Archipelago, the Malay Peninsula, and Indonesia or for Southeast Asia in general
  2. the South Seas

See also[edit]