海南

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Chinese[edit]

ocean; sea south
simp. and trad.
(海南)
anagram 南海
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海南

Etymology[edit]

Literally, south of a “sea”, which, in the case of Hainan Island or province, refers to the Qiongzhou Strait (瓊州海峽), and in the case of Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, refers to the Qinghai Lake (青海湖).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

海南

  1. (~島) Hainan Island
  2. () Hainan Province of the People's Republic of China, comprising Hainan Island, surrounding islands, and the Chinese claims in the South China Sea.
  3. (~藏族自治州, ) Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
  4. () Hainan District
  5. () Kainan, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Hainan Island): (historical or literary) 瓊州琼州 (Qióngzhōu)

Coordinate terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Duffus, William, "Hainan" (p. 130) in English-Chinese Vocabulary of the Vernacular or Spoken Language of Swatow, English Presbyterian Mission Press, 1883.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 2
なん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Proper noun[edit]

海南 (hiragana かいなん, rōmaji Kainan)

  1. Hainan, an island in the South China Sea