EXAMPLES | noun . Pinyin, Wade-Giles an island in the South China Sea, separated from the mainland by the Hainan Strait: a part of Guangdong province. 13,200 sq. mi. (34,200 sq. km).
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Allied to the Indian species which extends to Tenasserim and
Jesuits are conducting a successful mission in the island of
From thence Antonio proceeded to the island of
Hainan, passing in sight of Champiloo, in lat.
Farther on he discovered the promontory of Pulocampas, whence the island of
Hainan may be seen.
Coasting along the island of
Hainan, Antonio met some fishers of pearls, whom he used courteously. British Dictionary definitions for hainan noun an island and province in the South China Sea, separated from the mainland of S China by the Hainan Strait : part of Guangdong province until 1988; mainland China's largest offshore island. Pop: 8 110 000 (2003 est). Area: 33 572 sq km (12 962 sq miles)
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