Hong Kong

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Cantonese 香港 (hoeng1 gong2, “Fragrant Harbor[1]”), the former name of a settlement in what is now Aberdeen on the southwest side of Hong Kong Island.

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Hong Kong

  1. A city in southeastern China, located on an island east of the Pearl River delta in the South China Sea; formerly owned by the United Kingdom.
    • 1850 December, “Foreign News”, in The Gentleman's Magazine[2], volume XXXIV, London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son, page 645:
      CHINA.
      A rebellion of more than ordinary importance is in progress in this country. At the departure of the last mail from Hong Kong numerous bands of robbers were plundering and burning throughout the provinces of Kangsi and Canton, and, having captured the city of Kintschan, had advanced to within 120 English miles of Canton.
    • 1964, John F. Kennedy, A Nation of Immigrants[3], Revised and Enlarged edition, Harper & Row, →LCCN, →OCLC, pages 78–79:
      In 1962 a special law had to be passed to permit the immigration of several thousand Chinese refugees who had escaped from Communist China to Hong Kong.
    • 2005, Bill Clinton, My Life[4], volume II, New York: Vintage Books, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 437:
      The Chinese had promised to let Hong Kong keep its much more democratic political system, but I had the clear impression that the details of their reunion were still being worked out, and that neither side was fully satisfied with the present state of affairs.
    • 2022 May 11, “Reports: Hong Kong arrests Roman Catholic cardinal, 3 others”, in AP News[5], archived from the original on 12 May 2022:
      A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing’s erosion of rights in the city.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Hong Kong.
  2. An island in southeastern China, Hong Kong Island, the site of the city of the same name, lying off Guangdong (Canton) province.
    • 2016, Carolyn Phillips, “The Coastal Southeast”, in All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China[6], Ten Speed Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 189:
      Sampans and punts crowded the tight harbors of places like Shau Kei Wan on Hong Kong Island, and these fisherfolk cooked up the day’s catch for their customers on the most minimal of stoves.
    • 2019 April 17, Marcelle Sussman Fischler, “House Hunting in … Hong Kong”, in The New York Times[7], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2019-04-17, Real Estate‎[8]:
      This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom apartment is in the western section of Mid-Levels, an affluent residential area built into the northern slope of Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong.
  3. A special administrative region of China, which includes the city and island of the same name as well as nearby islands and the Kowloon Peninsula.
  4. (historical) A colony of the United Kingdom, which previously administered the area of the present-day Chinese special administrative region.

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Province-level divisions of the People's Republic of China in English (layout · text)
Provinces: Anhui · Fujian · Guangdong · Gansu · Guizhou · Henan · Hubei · Hebei · Hainan · Heilongjiang · Hunan · Jilin · Jiangsu · Jiangxi · Liaoning · Qinghai · Sichuan · Shandong · Shaanxi · Shanxi · Taiwan (claimed) · Yunnan · Zhejiang
Autonomous regions: Guangxi · Inner Mongolia · Ningxia · Tibet Autonomous Region · Xinjiang
Municipalities: Beijing · Tianjin · Shanghai · Chongqing
Special administrative regions: Hong Kong · Macau

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saul B. Cohen, editor (1998), “Hong Kong”, in The Columbia Gazetteer of the World[1], volume 2, New York: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 1304, column 1: “Hong Kong, Mandarin Xiang-gang [Mandarin=fragrant harbor] []

Asturian[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Hong Kong m

  1. Hong Kong (a city, island, and special administrative region in southeastern China)

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hong Kong

  1. Alternative spelling of Hongkong, a city, island, and special administrative region in southeastern China

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Hong Kong (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Hong Kong
genitive Hong Kongin
partitive Hong Kongia
illative Hong Kongiin
singular plural
nominative Hong Kong
accusative nom. Hong Kong
gen. Hong Kongin
genitive Hong Kongin
partitive Hong Kongia
inessive Hong Kongissa
elative Hong Kongista
illative Hong Kongiin
adessive Hong Kongilla
ablative Hong Kongilta
allative Hong Kongille
essive Hong Kongina
translative Hong Kongiksi
abessive Hong Kongitta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Hong Kong (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Hong Kongini
accusative nom. Hong Kongini
gen. Hong Kongini
genitive Hong Kongini
partitive Hong Kongiani
inessive Hong Kongissani
elative Hong Kongistani
illative Hong Kongiini
adessive Hong Kongillani
ablative Hong Kongiltani
allative Hong Kongilleni
essive Hong Konginani
translative Hong Kongikseni
abessive Hong Kongittani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Hong Kongisi
accusative nom. Hong Kongisi
gen. Hong Kongisi
genitive Hong Kongisi
partitive Hong Kongiasi
inessive Hong Kongissasi
elative Hong Kongistasi
illative Hong Kongiisi
adessive Hong Kongillasi
ablative Hong Kongiltasi
allative Hong Kongillesi
essive Hong Konginasi
translative Hong Kongiksesi
abessive Hong Kongittasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Hong Kongimme
accusative nom. Hong Kongimme
gen. Hong Kongimme
genitive Hong Kongimme
partitive Hong Kongiamme
inessive Hong Kongissamme
elative Hong Kongistamme
illative Hong Kongiimme
adessive Hong Kongillamme
ablative Hong Kongiltamme
allative Hong Kongillemme
essive Hong Konginamme
translative Hong Kongiksemme
abessive Hong Kongittamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Hong Konginne
accusative nom. Hong Konginne
gen. Hong Konginne
genitive Hong Konginne
partitive Hong Kongianne
inessive Hong Kongissanne
elative Hong Kongistanne
illative Hong Kongiinne
adessive Hong Kongillanne
ablative Hong Kongiltanne
allative Hong Kongillenne
essive Hong Konginanne
translative Hong Kongiksenne
abessive Hong Kongittanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Hong Konginsa
accusative nom. Hong Konginsa
gen. Hong Konginsa
genitive Hong Konginsa
partitive Hong Kongiaan
Hong Kongiansa
inessive Hong Kongissaan
Hong Kongissansa
elative Hong Kongistaan
Hong Kongistansa
illative Hong Kongiinsa
adessive Hong Kongillaan
Hong Kongillansa
ablative Hong Kongiltaan
Hong Kongiltansa
allative Hong Kongilleen
Hong Kongillensa
essive Hong Konginaan
Hong Konginansa
translative Hong Kongikseen
Hong Kongiksensa
abessive Hong Kongittaan
Hong Kongittansa
instructive
comitative

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Hong Kong f

  1. Hong Kong (a city, island, and special administrative region in southeastern China)

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Cantonese 香港 (hoeng1 gong2, fragrant harbour).

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌʁõˈkõ/ [ˌhõˈkõ], /ˌʁõ.ɡiˈkõ.ɡi/ [ˌhõ.ɡiˈkõ.ɡi]
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /ˌʁõˈkõ/ [ˌχõˈkõ], /ˌʁõ.ɡiˈkõ.ɡi/ [ˌχõ.ɡiˈkõ.ɡi]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌʁõˈkõ/ [ˌhõˈkõ], /ˌʁõ.ɡiˈkõ.ɡe/ [ˌhõ.ɡiˈkõ.ɡe]

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Hong Kong f

  1. Hong Kong (a city, island, and special administrative region in southeastern China)

Romanian[edit]

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Hong Kong n

  1. Hong Kong

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Hȍng Kȍng m (Cyrillic spelling Хо̏нг Ко̏нг)

  1. Hong Kong (a city, island, and special administrative region in southeastern China)

Spanish[edit]

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Hong Kong ?

  1. Hong Kong (a city, island, and special administrative region in southeastern China)

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Tagalog[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Hong Kong, from Cantonese 香港 (hoeng1 gong2, Fragrant Harbor).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hoŋˈkoŋ/, [hoŋˈkoŋ]

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Hong Kóng (Baybayin spelling ᜑᜓᜅ᜔ ᜃᜓᜅ᜔)

  1. Hong Kong (a city, island, and special administrative region in southern China)