Cantonese



a Chinese language spoken in Canton, the surrounding area of southern China, and Hong Kong.
a native or inhabitant of Canton, China.
pertaining to Canton, China, its inhabitants, or their language.
Contemporary Examples

Why Won’t Hong Kong Get Down With Hip-Hop? Tim Mak June 9, 2014
The Girls of Paris, China Sandra McElwaine June 18, 2009
Poisoning of CEO in Cat Stew Stirs Outrage Among Rights Activists Dan Levin January 5, 2012

Historical Examples

Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
As A Chinaman Saw Us Anonymous
Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh Lin-Le
As A Chinaman Saw Us Anonymous
The Caves of Fear John Blaine
The Civilization Of China Herbert A. Giles
The Image and the Likeness John Scott Campbell

noun
the Chinese language spoken in the city of Canton, Guangdong and Guanxi provinces, Hong Kong, and elsewhere outside China
(pl) -ese. a native or inhabitant of the city of Canton or Guangdong province
adjective
of or relating to the city of Canton, Guangdong province, or the Chinese language spoken there
n.

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