Macau

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Map including MACAU 澳門 (AMS, 1954)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese Macau, corruption of southern Chinese 阿媽港阿妈港, from 阿媽阿妈 (aa3 maa1, “Mazu, a patron goddess of sailors”) + (gong2, “bay, port”).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /məˈkaʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Macau

  1. A Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China just west of Hong Kong, previously under Portuguese control.
    • 1990, Shann Davies, Macau[1], Passport Books, →ISBN Invalid ISBN, page 10:
      Within 20 years, Macau had become an international city and one of the richest places on earth, thanks to investment in the cargoes shipped through the port.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Aomen (especially in the Chinese media)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wu, Z., and G. Jin. "The evolution of spellings of ‘Macau’: An examination of early Portuguese and Western archival materials." Macao–cultural interaction and literary representations (2014): 3-11.

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ca

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Macau ?

  1. Macau (a city and special administrative region of China)

Portuguese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Macau m

  1. Macau (a city and special administrative region of China)

Usage notes[edit]

Macau is never indicated by an article; see usage notes for Portugal.

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maˈkau/, [maˈkau̯]

Proper noun[edit]

Macau m

  1. Macau (a city and special administrative region of China)