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From a Mandarin term which means "south of the lake" referring to Lake Dongting.
- Chinese: 湖南
- pinyin: Húnán
- sometimes called 湘 (pinyin: Xiāng) for short, after the Xiang River which runs through the province.
- A province of the People's Republic of China, located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting.
province of China