Chinatown

[chahy-nuh-toun]

Origin of Chinatown

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Chinatown

noun
  1. a quarter of any city or town outside China with a predominantly Chinese population
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Word Origin and History for chinatown

Chinatown

n.

1857 in California, from China + town. But from 1852 in a St. Helena context.

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