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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Hunan, a province of south-central China.
  • proper n. The Xiang language.


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Hunan +‎ -ese


  • Americans can pretty much always find American-Chinese, and maybe dumplings, and if they live in cities, they can generally find Sichuanese, Hunanese and Cantonese.

    What do you call Chinese food in China?

  • Jay thinks the Hunanese food at Bashan is great, and will take on anyone who says otherwise …

    Restaurant review: Bashan

  • It has recently introduced an all Hunanese menu, developed with the Chinese food expert Fuchsia Dunlop, and for those who like dishes that make their scalp sweat, it's a joy.

    Restaurant review: Bashan

  • Then go elsewhere, because I'm going to give it up big time for another Hunanese place.

    Restaurant review: Bashan

  • Hunanese food is the fieriest of all the Chinese traditions: less oily than Szechuan and much more pungent.

    Restaurant review: Bashan

  • By regional identity, I mean the identification of their locality as part of China by the inhabitants, for example, Sichuanese (sichuanren), Cantonese (guangdonren), and Hunanese (hunanren).

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • Sichuanese, Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Hunanese are avidly advocating increased cultural nationalism and resistance to Beijing central control.

    China’s Ethnic Fault Lines

  • If the other side's engineers resign, are you really going to send people from Changsha [Hunan's capital] overseas, and make the whole company speak Hunanese [the local dialect]?

    Will Beijing Buy the World?

  • Amongst the 68. 5-million Hunanese there are only about 4,000 resident foreigners.

    An Expat's Exotica

  • You can fly to Changsha from a major Chinese city and change planes, or you might want to spend a day in Changsha eating Hunanese food and visiting the superb Hunan Provincial Museum.

    The Hidden Cities of China's Past


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