Wuhan

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 武漢武汉 (Wǔhàn), from 武昌 (Wǔchāng) + 漢口汉口 (Hànkǒu), two of the three towns that were merged to form Wuhan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wuːˈhɑːn/, /uːˈhɑːn/
  • enPR: wo͞oʹhänʹ
  • Hyphenation: Wu‧han
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Wuhan

  1. A subprovincial city, the provincial capital of Hubei, China.
    • 1912 February, “Famine Notes”, in The Chinese Recorder[1], volume XLIII, number 2, Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, page 95:
      The Committee reports that in consequence of the combined effects of the war and famine added to flood an amount of destitution exists among the population in the Wuhan region which is without parallel in the memory of foreign residents. Now that the refugees are returning to Hankow there is a demand for building materials, clothing and food stuffs.
    • 1971, Deborah S. Davis, “The Cultural Revolution in Wuhan”, in The Cultural Revolution in the Provinces[2], Harvard University Press, →ISBN, LCCN 77-162858, OCLC 195365, OL 4583663M, page 169:
      Yet charges that Wuhan was run like an independent kingdom contained an element of truth. Firmly entrenched in Wuhan for more than ten years, the PLA had become accustomed to acting independently.
    • 1973 March 4, “Starving farmers given jail terms”, in Free China Weekly[3], volume XIV, number 8, Taipei, page 3:
      More than 30 persons, most of them farmers on the verge of starving to death, were convicted of "counter-revolutionary" charges at kangaroo court in Wuhan and given sentences ranging from two to 12 years, it was reported from Hongkong February 25.
      . . .
      Wuhan is the collective name of Wuchang, Hankow and Hanyang at the confluence of the Yangtze and Han rivers in Hupei province, central China.
      Some of the farmers were arrested in Wuhan parks where they allegedly spoke against Maoism and the Communist dictatorship, the report said.
      Others were charged with breaking into a Communist granary in Wuhan, it said.

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Proper noun[edit]

Wuhan f

  1. Wuhan (a subprovincial city, the provincial capital of Hubei, China)

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Wuhan f

  1. Wuhan (a subprovincial city, the provincial capital of Hubei, China)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wuˈxan/, [wuˈxãn]

Proper noun[edit]

Wuhan ?

  1. Wuhan (a subprovincial city, the provincial capital of Hubei, China)