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see WenzhouWenzhou
or Wenchow
, city (1994 est. pop. 449,700), SE Zhejiang prov., SE China. It is a small deep-sea port on the Ou River 12 mi (19 km) from the East China Sea and a major trade center for an area producing tea, cotton, and oranges.
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Yungkia, a city in China, in Chekiang Province, near where the Wu Chiang River empties into the East China Sea. Population, 201,600 (1953). Wenchow is a port accessible to oceangoing ships. Wood, tobacco, and tea are treated and exported; leather goods, porcelain, and paper are manufactured.


, Wen-chou, Wenchow
a port in SE China, in Zhejiang province: noted for its historic buildings. Pop.: 1 475 000 (2005 est.)
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He wrote out this poem in fifteen different transcriptions: in a reconstructed ancient pronunciation (quite pretty and no doubt infinitely less precise than Karlgren's), in Sino-Korean, Sino-Vietnamese, Cantonese, Hakka, two varieties of Amoy (colloquial and literary), Foochow, Wenchow, Ningpo, two varieties of Sino-Japanese (kan'on and go'on), Pekingese, Hankow, and Yangchow.
In the sense of 'creeper', 'to creep', the character is colloquial, and accordingly the Pekingese man' p'a-cho, the Hakka man, the Ningpo maan, the Yangchow maa, the Wenchow ma, the Foochow mang.
Giles has also omitted my carefully-elaborated acknowledgments to my Canton, Foochow, Ningpo, Wenchow, Yangchow, Hakka, and other native teachers; also my account of their individual capacities; of their "records"; of the way I went about it, &c., &c.