Macau

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese Macau, corruption of Southern Sinitic Ama (name of a patron goddess of sailors) + gang "bay, port."[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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.

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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Portuguese[edit]

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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.


Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Macau m

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