geographical name see Leizhou

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Leizhou Peninsula — or Lei chou Peninsula conventional Luichow Peninsula Peninsula off the southwestern coast of Guangdong province, southeastern China. Separated from Hainan Island by the Hainan Strait, it includes Kwangchowan, a territory leased by France from… …   Universalium

  • Hai-nan — ▪ province and island, China Introduction Chinese (Wade Giles)  Hai nan,  (Pinyin)  Hainan Dao,         sheng (province) of China. The province, whose name means “South of the Sea,” is coextensive with Hai nan Island. Hai nan is located in the… …   Universalium

  • Leizhou — or Lei chou or Luichow geographical name peninsula SE China in Guangdong between South China Sea & Gulf of Tonkin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Kwangtung — /kwahng toong , kwang /; Chin. /gwahng doong /, n. Older Spelling. Guangdong. * * * ▪ province, China Introduction Chinese (Wade Giles)  Kuang tung,  (Pinyin)  Guangdong,         sheng ( …   Universalium

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