Mazu

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See also: mazu, mažu, Māzǔ, and mažų

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Mandarin 媽祖妈祖 (Māzǔ).

Proper noun[edit]

Mazu

  1. A Chinese sea goddess, the deified form of Lin Moniang, a medieval Fujianese girl who became revered as a sea goddess and, since the Qing dynasty, especially in Taiwan, more generally as the primary goddess of Heaven.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Mandarin 馬祖马祖 (Mǎzǔ).

Proper noun[edit]

Mazu

  1. Alternative form of Matsu (archipelago).
    • 2001, Sheng Lijun, China's Dilemma: The Taiwan Issue[1], I.B. Tauris, →ISBN, page 30:
      According to the public notice issued by China, the sphere of the joint ground, sea and air exercise started from Nanri Island in the south and ended in the sea area opposite Jiangtian in the north, covering a sea area of approximately 6,000 square kilometres. It was only 30 kilometres away from the Taiwan-controlled Mazu Islands [Matsu].
    • 2004, Phil Macdonald, National Geographic Traveler: Taiwan, National Geographic Society, →ISBN, OCLC 54962554, page 203:
      The isolated Mazu island group has some golden beaches but very few visitors.