Yueh

noun
\ yüˈā \
plural Yueh or Yuehs

Definition of Yueh

: one of a group of south China people formerly occupying the coastal provinces from Chekiang southward, having affinities with the early Yao and early Vietnamese, and founding an empire reaching its greatest height at Canton in Kwangtung Province

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Chinese (Pekingese) Yüeh4

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“Yueh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yueh. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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