Guangzhou

[ Chinese gwahng-joh ]
/ Chinese ˈgwɑŋˈdʒoʊ /

noun Pinyin.

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British Dictionary definitions for guangzhou

Guangzhou

/ (ˈɡwæŋˈdzəʊ) /

noun

the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Canton
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Culture definitions for guangzhou

Guangzhou

[ (gwang-joh) ]

City in southern China; a transportation, industrial, financial, and trade center of southern China; a major deep-water port.

Note

Guangzhou was the first Chinese port regularly used for trade, especially following the Opium War (1839–1842), and was the seat of the revolutionary movement under Sun Yat-sen in 1911.

Note

It was formerly called Canton.
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