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Guangzhou

[Chinese gwahng-joh]
noun Pinyin.
  1. Canton.
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Guangzhou

noun
  1. the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Canton
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Guangzhou

[(gwang-joh)]

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

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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.

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It was formerly called Canton.
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