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Wade-Giles system

[weyd-jahylz] /ˈweɪdˈdʒaɪlz/
noun
1.
a system of Romanization of Chinese, devised by Sir Thomas Francis Wade (1818–95) and adapted by Herbert Allen Giles (1845–1935), widely used in representing Chinese words and names in English, especially before the adoption of pinyin.
Also called Wade-Giles.
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