- Pinyin, Wade-Giles. an island in the South China Sea, separated from the mainland by the Hainan Strait: a part of Guangdong province. 13,200 sq. mi. (34,200 sq. km).
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Allied to the Indian species which extends to Tenasserim and Hainan.Island Life
Alfred Russel Wallace
Jesuits are conducting a successful mission in the island of Hainan.
From thence Antonio proceeded to the island of Hainan, passing in sight of Champiloo, in lat.
Farther on he discovered the promontory of Pulocampas, whence the island of Hainan may be seen.
Coasting along the island of Hainan, Antonio met some fishers of pearls, whom he used courteously.
Hainan Tao (taʊ)
- an island and province in the South China Sea, separated from the mainland of S China by the Hainan Strait : part of Guangdong province until 1988; mainland China's largest offshore island. Pop: 8 110 000 (2003 est). Area: 33 572 sq km (12 962 sq miles)
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