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South China Sea

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noun

a part of the western Pacific, bounded by southeastern China, Vietnam, the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and the Philippines.

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Also called (Pinyin) Nan Hai [nahn -hahy] /ˈnɑn ˈhaɪ/ .

Origin of South China Sea

First recorded in 1870–75
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South China Sea

noun

part of the Pacific surrounded by SE China, Vietnam, the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and the Philippines
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