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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.

Etymologies

From Mandarin trad. and simpl. 海南 (pinyin: Hǎinán) (Wiktionary)

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