[Chinese gwahng-joh] /Chinese ˈgwɑŋˈdʒoʊ/

noun, Pinyin.
the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Canton
Guangzhou [(gwang-joh)]

City in southern China; a transportation, industrial, financial, and trade center of southern China; a major deep-water port.

Note: Guangzhou was the first Chinese port regularly used for trade, especially following the Opium War (1839–1842), and was the seat of the revolutionary movement under Sun Yat-sen in 1911.

Note: It was formerly called Canton.


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