AskDefine | Define Cantonese

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Cantonese n : the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China [syn: Yue, Yue dialect, Cantonese dialect]

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Adjective

Cantonese
  1. Relating to Canton.

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Proper noun

Cantonese
  1. An inhabitant of Canton; a person of Canton descent.
  2. A Chinese language mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, by the Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia and by many overseas Chinese worldwide.

Translations

person from Canton
language

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Extensive Definition

Cantonese generally refers to people or things associated with a region around Guangdong Province of China.
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