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Changsha

[chahng-shah] /ˈtʃɑŋˈʃɑ/
noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
1.
a city in and the capital of Hunan province, in SE China.

Hunan

[hoo-nahn] /ˈhuˈnɑn/
noun
1.
Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a province in S China. 81,274 sq. mi. (210,500 sq. km).
Capital: Changsha.
2.
Also, Hunam
[hoo-nahm] /ˈhuˈnɑm/ (Show IPA)
. Chinese Cookery. a style of cooking from this province, characterized especially by the use of hot peppers.
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  • At Changsha matters were not nearly so far advanced as they were at Nanking.

    Changing China William Gascoyne-Cecil
  • For a week a series of meetings were held in Changsha, the capital of the province.

  • As it was, he set the first example of true patriotism, and he had the immediate satisfaction of saving Changsha.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • There were several other stories told at Changsha to the same effect.

    Changing China William Gascoyne-Cecil
  • Again in handicraft there is the same industry; you buy Chinese embroidery for a song in such a place as Changsha.

    Changing China William Gascoyne-Cecil
  • When tidings of the approach of the Taepings reached him he threw himself with all the forces he could collect into Changsha.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • After that, it proceeds to Chuchow and Changsha, the capital of Hunan.

  • When the Taepings reached Changsha they found the gates closed and the walls manned.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • But delays followed, and when the rioting occurred in Changsha he had not yet arrived at headquarters in Hankow.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
British Dictionary definitions for Changsha

Changsha

/ˈtʃæŋˈʃɑː/
noun
1.
a port in SE China, capital of Hunan province, on the Xiang River. Pop: 2 051 000 (2005 est)

Hunan

/ˈhuːˈnæn/
noun
1.
a province of S China, between the Yangtze River and the Nan Ling Mountains: drained chiefly by the Xiang and Yüan Rivers; valuable mineral resources. Capital: Changsha. Pop: 66 630 000 (2003 est). Area: 210 500 sq km (82 095 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Changsha

Hunan

Chinese province, literally "south of the lake" (Lake Dongting), from hu "lake" + nan "south."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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