from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of southern China in the South China Sea, separated from Leizhou Peninsula by a narrow strait. It constitutes China's smallest province. Population: 7,550,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An island off the coast of southern China.
- proper n. Chinese province on Hainan island.
From Mandarin trad. and simpl. 海南 (pinyin: Hǎinán) (Wiktionary)