Hunan

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Etymology[edit]

From a Mandarin term which means "south of the lake" referring to Lake Dongting.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Chinese: 湖南
  • pinyin: Húnán
  • sometimes called 湘 (pinyin: Xiāng) for short, after the Xiang River which runs through the province.

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Hunan

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  1. A province of the People's Republic of China, located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting.
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