Kowloon

[ kou-loon ]
/ ˈkaʊˈlun /

noun

a peninsula in southeastern China, opposite Hong Kong Island: a part of the Hong Kong special administrative region of China. 18 sq. mi. (47 sq. km).
a seaport on this peninsula.

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Also Kau·lun; Kau·lung [kou-loong]; /kaʊˈluŋ/; (Pinyin) Jiu·long [jyy-lawng] /ˈdʒyüˈlɔŋ/ .

Origin of Kowloon

First recorded in 1845–50; from Chinese (Guangdong dialect) Gáu Lùhng “Nine Dragons,” in allusion to the eight mountains in Hong Kong and Zhao Bing (1272–79 ), the last emperor of the Song dynasty

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British Dictionary definitions for Kowloon

Kowloon
/ (ˈkaʊˈluːn) /

noun

a peninsula of SE China, opposite Hong Kong Island: part of the former British colony of Hong Kong. Area: 10 sq km (3.75 sq miles)
a port in Hong Kong, on Kowloon Peninsula. Pop: 2 019 533 (2006 est)
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