from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeastern China, on Kowloon Peninsula opposite Hong Kong Island. The city was ceded to the British in 1860 as part of the crown colony of Hong Kong and transferred back to China in 1997. Population: 2,070,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An urban area of Hong Kong.


From Cantonese 九龍 (gau2lung4), literally “nine dragons”. (Wiktionary)



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