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Hainan

[ hahy-nahn ]

noun

  1. 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).


Hainan

/ taʊ; ˈhaɪˈnæn /

noun

  1. 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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Example Sentences

Some bored consumers who might otherwise have gone overseas used the opportunity to go on a shopping spree in Hainan, a popular island destination seen as the country’s Hawaii.

From Quartz

In the case of China, which launches its rockets from the Wenchang Launch Center on the southern island province of Hainan, the Pacific is typically the junk yard.

From Time

Scientists used cameras near a rope bridge to photograph female and juvenile Hainan gibbons in action as they crossed.

For instance, Fosun’s Atlantis Sanya hotel, located on China’s beach island destination of Hainan, has seen revenue jump 30% this year compared with last.

From Fortune

Travelers to Hainan, dubbed the Hawaii of China, can now spend three times more on duty-free items than previously allowed.

From Fortune

Farther on he discovered the promontory of Pulocampas, whence the island of Hainan may be seen.

From thence Antonio proceeded to the island of Hainan, passing in sight of Champiloo, in lat.

Coasting along the island of Hainan, Antonio met some fishers of pearls, whom he used courteously.

On our way to Haiphong the vessel stopped at the island of Hainan and anchored about three miles off the town of Hoi-hau.

She therefore coasted along towards the island of Hainan, in order that she might be able to take shelter, if a gale came on.

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haimishHainan Strait