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

  • The first Chinese dynasty (traditionally dated 2205?-1766? B.C.). No historical documents or archaeological evidence has been found to corroborate the legends about this dynasty.

Etymologies

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

Chinese (Mandarin) Xià, ancient name for China.

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