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[kwahng-too ng, kwang-; Chinese gwahng-doo ng]
  1. Older Spelling. Guangdong.
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Examples from the Web for kwangtung

Historical Examples

  • Sanmei, on the eastern coast of Kwangtung, between Hongkong and Swatow.

    The International Development of China

    Sun Yat-sen

  • In Canton, or Kwangtung Province, the prohibition was practically complete.

    Drugging a Nation

    Samuel Merwin

  • Within this delta and its immediate neighborhood, more than half of the population of Kwangtung province is found.

  • Swatow is situated at the mouth of the Hankiang at the extreme east of Kwangtung.

  • A simple story has come to me, I cannot remember where, of a woman in southern China in the province of Kwangtung.

British Dictionary definitions for kwangtung


  1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Guangdong
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