Xianggang

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Romanisation of Mandarin 香港 (Xiānggǎng), the common name Hong Kong is derived from Cantonese 香港 (Hēunggóng).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃjɑːŋˈɡɑːŋ/

Proper noun[edit]

Xianggang

  1. (rare) Alternative form of Hong Kong (especially in the Chinese English language media)
    • Newspaper article from: “International Herald Tribune”, Philip Bowring April 22, 2004
      The truly politically correct, however, will already be writing Hong Kong not just as one word but as Xianggang. That is the official version in pinyin, mainland China's version of romanization.

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • Xianggang” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  • Xianggang” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.