South China Sea

geographical name \ˈnän-ˈhī\
variants: or Chinese

Nan Hai

play \ˈnän-ˈhī\

Definition of South China Sea

  1. the part of the western Pacific enclosed by southeastern China, Taiwan, Philippines, Indochina, Malaya, and Borneo

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