Yue

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Etymology[edit]

Mandarin Chinese Yuè (/ for the modern sense; or / in the ancient sense)

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Yue

  1. The modern Sinitic language which includes Cantonese (Canton) dialect. ISO 639-3: yue
    • 1989, S. Robert Ramsey, The Languages of China, page 98:
      The Yue dialects are popularly known as the Cantonese dialects. [...] The speech of Canton City, which is Cantonese in its narrower sense, is the best known and most generally esteemed of the Yue dialects.
    • 2000, George L. Campbell, “YUE (Cantonese)”, in Compendium of the World's Languages, page 1793:
      One form of Yue—that of Canton—has provided an umbrella term for the whole [language] complex—Cantonese.
  2. People who speak Yue, such as the Cantonese and Taishanese
    • 1989, S. Robert Ramsey, The Languages of China, page 98:
      If there is a well-defined subgroup of the Han Chinese today, it is the Yue.
  3. Any of several ancient Tai peoples of what is now Guangdong province, or their languages

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Yue

  1. (ceramics) Yue ware, a southern Chinese style of celadon-glazed stoneware

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Yueh, Webster's Third International Dictionary

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