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A·moy 2(ä-moi′, ə-moi′)
The variety of Chinese spoken in and around the city of Xiamen in Fujian province in southeast China. Also called Xiamen.
[After Amoy (Xiamen).]
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1. (Placename) a port in SE China, in Fujian province on Amoy Island, at the mouth of the Jiulong River opposite Taiwan: one of the first treaty ports opened to European trade (1842). Pop: 746 000 (2005 est). Modern Chinese name: Xiamen
2. (Languages) the dialect of Chinese spoken in Amoy, Taiwan, and elsewhere: a Min dialect
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1. an island near the Chinese mainland in the Taiwan Strait.
2. a seaport on this island. 507,390.Also called Amoy.
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|Noun||1.||Amoy - any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province|
Chinese - any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
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