唐山

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Chinese[edit]

Tang dynasty (618-907) mountain; hill
simp. and trad.
(唐山)

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Etymology 1[edit]

Some overseas Chinese thought of the mainland as an unfathomably tall mountain, which they connected to the physical height of the mountains to the Tang Dynasty, as it was one of the peaks of Chinese civilization. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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唐山

  1. (overseas, dated) China
  2. (Taiwan, dated) mainland China
    唐山台灣心肝 [Min Nan, trad.]
    唐山台湾心肝 [Min Nan, simp.]
    Tn̂g-soaⁿ kòe Tâi-oân, sim-koaⁿ kiat kui oân [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]
    As people went from mainland China over to Taiwan, their hearts became weighed down. (an idiom about the Chinese migration toward Taiwan in Qing Dynasty)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Named after the Tang Mountain in the city; the Tang Mountain was named after the Tang Dynasty

Proper noun[edit]

唐山

  1. Tang Mountain (now called Dacheng Mountain)
  2. () Tangshan (a prefecture-level city in Hebei, China)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: S
さん > ざん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Proper noun[edit]

唐山 (hiragana とうざん, rōmaji Tōzan)

  1. Tangshan (city in China)