- a city in and the capital of Hunan province, in SE China.
- Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a province in S China. 81,274 sq. mi. (210,500 sq. km). Capital: Changsha.
- Also Hu·nam [hoo-nahm] /ˈhuˈnɑm/. Chinese Cookery. a style of cooking from this province, characterized especially by the use of hot peppers.
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Examples from the Web for changsha
For a week a series of meetings were held in Changsha, the capital of the province.China, Japan and the U.S.A.
At Changsha matters were not nearly so far advanced as they were at Nanking.
There were several other stories told at Changsha to the same effect.
After that, it proceeds to Chuchow and Changsha, the capital of Hunan.The International Development of China
When tidings of the approach of the Taepings reached him he threw himself with all the forces he could collect into Changsha.The Life of Gordon, Volume I
Demetrius Charles Boulger
- a port in SE China, capital of Hunan province, on the Xiang River. Pop: 2 051 000 (2005 est)
- a province of S China, between the Yangtze River and the Nan Ling Mountains: drained chiefly by the Xiang and Yüan Rivers; valuable mineral resources. Capital: Changsha. Pop: 66 630 000 (2003 est). Area: 210 500 sq km (82 095 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for changsha
Chinese province, literally "south of the lake" (Lake Dongting), from hu "lake" + nan "south."
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