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1) Zhanjiang. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Chankiang (both: jan-jyang) (KEY) , Cantonese Tsamkong, official Chinese name for the former French territory of Kwangchowan (325 sq mi/840 sq km) on Guangzhou Bay,...

2) Foshan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Foshan, (fo-shan) (KEY) or Namhoi (nam´hoi´) (KEY) , city (1994 est. pop. 368,500), E Guangdong prov., SE China, in the Pearl River delta. An industrial city c.10...

3) Nanling. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, S China; rises to c.6,900 ft (2,100 m). The Nanling form the geographical boundary between central and S China. They separate the...

4) Mandarin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...For each of the nine grades there was a different colored button worn on the dress cap. Mandarin Chinese was the language spoken by the official class and was based...

5) pidgin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The earliest documented pidgin is the Lingua Franca (or Sabir) that developed among merchants and traders in the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages; it remained in...

6) writing. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Writing enables the transmission of ideas over vast distances of time and space and is a prerequisite of complex civilization. Where, and by whom writing was first...

7) Macao. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Mandarin Aomen, special administrative region of China, formerly administered by Portugal (1995 est. pop. 491,000), 6.5 sq mi (16.9 sq km), adjoining Guangdong prov.,...

8) Hong Kong. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hong Kong, (hong kong) (KEY) , Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (1997 est. pop. 6,300,000), land area 422...

9) Sino-Tibetan languages. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Tibetan languages, family of languages spoken by over a billion people in central and SE Asia. This linguistic family is second only to the Indo-European stock in...

10) Chinese. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Tibetan family of languages (see Sino-Tibetan languages), which is also sometimes grouped with the Tai, or Thai, languages in a Sinitic subfamily of the Sino-Tibetan...

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