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Amoy

[ah-moi, am-oi] /ɑˈmɔɪ, ˈæm ɔɪ/
noun
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2.
a Fukienese dialect spoken in and around Xiamen, as well as on Taiwan and Hainan.
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Amoy

/əˈmɔɪ/
noun
1.
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.
the dialect of Chinese spoken in Amoy, Taiwan, and elsewhere: a Min dialect
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Word Origin and History for Amoy

old name for the island of southeastern China, now known as Xiamen. From 1851 as the name of a dialect of Chinese.

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