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Type Settlement
Usage Chinese
Scripts 厦门(Chinese) 廈門(Traditional Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. SHYA-MUN  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Chinese 厦 (xià) meaning "mansion, large building" and 门 (mén) meaning "gate, door", itself an alteration of the older name 下门 (Xiàmén) from 下 (xià) meaning "under, below, down" and 门 (mén) meaning "gate, door". This is the name of a city in China.
Added 5/14/2021 by LMS
Edited 10/24/2021 by HL