Canton

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See also: canton, cantón, and Cantón

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (places in China) IPA(key): /ˌkænˈtɒn/
  • (most places elsewhere) IPA(key): /ˈkæntən/

Proper noun[edit]

Canton

  1. Several places in China:
    1. (dated) Guangzhou, the capital and largest city of Guangdong, China.
    • 1974, J. Roby Kidd, Whilst Time is Burning[1], International Development Research Centre, page 51:
      In China, a combination of television, radio, posters, inexpensive print is used with great effectiveness as reenforcement for programs to teach Mandarin Chinese. I have observed this admirable program in Canton.
    • Chinese traders, mostly from the southern ports of Amoy (Hsia-men) and Canton, took raw silk, fabrics, and apparel to Manila, where these cargoes were sold for silver and carried back for sale in the New World.
    1. (dated) Guangdong, a province of China.
    2. (dated) the Pearl River, a river in southern China.
  2. A hamlet in Ontario, Canada.
  3. Several places in the United States:
    1. A former settlement in El Dorado County, California.
    2. A town in Hartford County, Connecticut.
    3. A city, the county seat of Cherokee County, Georgia.
    4. A city in Fulton County, Illinois.
    5. An unincorporated community in Washington Township, Washington County, Indiana.
    6. An unincorporated community in Jackson County and Jones County, Iowa.
    7. A small city in McPherson County, Kansas; named for the city in Ohio.
    8. A small town in Oxford County, Maine; named for the town in Massachusetts.
    9. A neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland.
    10. A town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
    11. A township in Wayne County, Michigan.
    12. A tiny city in Fillmore County, Minnesota; named for the city in Ohio.
    13. A city, the county seat of Madison County, Mississippi.
    14. A small city in Lewis County, Missouri; named for the city in Ohio.
    15. A submerged ghost town in Broadwater County, Montana.
    16. An unincorporated community in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County, New Jersey.
    17. A town and village in St. Lawrence County, New York.
    18. A town in Haywood County, North Carolina; named for the city in Ohio.
    19. A city, the county seat of Stark County, Ohio.
    20. A small town in Blaine County, Oklahoma.
    21. A borough of Bradford County, Pennsylvania; named for the town in Massachusetts.
    22. A city, the county seat of Lincoln County, South Dakota.
    23. A city, the county seat of Van Zandt County, Texas.
    24. An unincorporated community in Doddridge County, West Virginia.
    25. A small town in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.
    26. An unincorporated community in Barron County, Wisconsin.
  4. An inner city district and community in Cardiff, Wales (OS grid ref ST1676).
  5. A topographical surname of French or Galician origin.

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Canton ?

  1. Guangzhou (the capital and largest city of Guangdong, China)
  2. Guangdong (a province of China)

Usage notes[edit]

Although "Canton" may be dated in English, it is current in French.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Cantão, from Chinese 廣東广东 (Guǎngdōng).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /kanˈtɔn/
  • Hyphenation: Can‧tòn

Proper noun[edit]

Canton f

  1. Guangzhou (the capital and largest city of Guangdong, China)
  2. Guangdong (a province of China)

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