高雄

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Chinese[edit]

high; tall heroic; male
simp. and trad.
(高雄)

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese  (たか) () (Takao) with the creation of Takao Prefecture in 1920, from Min Nan 打狗 (Táⁿ-káu), from Siraya takau (bamboo forest).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

高雄

  1. () Kaohsiung (special municipality located in southwestern Taiwan)
  2. () (historical) Kaohsiung City (former provincial city, now part of the special municipality)
  3. () (historical) Kaohsiung County (former county, now part of the special municipality)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たか
Grade: 2

Grade: S
kun’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

高雄 (hiragana たかお, rōmaji Takao, historical hiragana たかを)

  1. A male given name

Etymology 2[edit]

Phono-semantic matching of Min Nan 打狗 (Táⁿ-káu).

Proper noun[edit]

高雄 (hiragana たかお, rōmaji Takao, historical hiragana たかを)

  1. Kaohsiung (a city located in southwestern Taiwan)