蘭州

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See also: 兰州

Chinese[edit]

orchid
Orchid Hills
prefecture
prefectural seat
trad. (蘭州)
simp. (兰州)
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Etymology[edit]

From the Lanshan (, lit. "Orchid Hills") range to the city's south.[1] As a city, from its status as the seat of the former prefecture.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

蘭州

  1. (historical geography) Lan or Orchid Prefecture, a former division of what is now Gansu Province, China
  2. Lanzhou, a Chinese city, the former prefectural seat and present capital of Gansu

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Jun Jing, The Temple of Memories, p. 4.

Bibliography[edit]

  • “兰州”, in Baidu online Encyclopedia[1] (in Mandarin), accessed 2008-08-28

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
らん
Jinmeiyō
しゅう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Proper noun[edit]

蘭州 (hiragana らんしゅう, romaji Ranshū)

  1. Lanzhou