Macau

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Portuguese Macau, corruption of Southern Sinitic ama (name of a patron goddess of sailors) + ngao "bay, port."[1]

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Macau

  1. A Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China just west of Hong Kong, previously under Portuguese control.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • Aomen (especially in the Chinese media)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Macau” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Macau m

  1. Macau (a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China just west of Hong Kong)