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From Pinyin transliteration Jiāngnán of Mandarin Chinese 江南, composed of (jiāng, literally "river," referring in this case to the Yangtze River) and (nán, "south," implying "the area to the south of").

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  1. a geographic area in China referring to lands immediately to the south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, including the southern part of the Yangtze Delta and encompassing the Shanghai Municipality, the southern part of Jiangsu Province, the southern part of Anhui Province, the northern part of Jiangxi Province, and the northern part of Zhejiang Province