Kwantung

geographical name

Kwan·​tung ˈgwän-ˈdu̇ŋ How to pronounce Kwantung (audio)
ˈkwän-ˈtu̇ŋ
former territory of northeastern China in southern Manchuria at the tip of Liaodong Peninsula; leased to Russia 1898–1905, to Japan 1905–45, and to Russia again 1945–55; included the cities of Port Arthur and Dairen

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“Kwantung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kwantung. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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