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Amoy

[ ah-moi, am-oi ]
/ ɑˈmɔɪ, ˈæm ɔɪ /
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noun
a Fukienese dialect spoken in and around Xiamen, as well as on Taiwan and Hainan.
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Amoy
/ (əˈmɔɪ) /

noun
a port in SE China, in Fujian province on Amoy Island, at the mouth of the Jiulong River opposite Taiwan: one of the first treaty ports opened to European trade (1842). Pop: 746 000 (2005 est)Modern Chinese name: Xiamen
the dialect of Chinese spoken in Amoy, Taiwan, and elsewhere: a Min dialect
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