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  1. Yue, Yue dialect, Cantonese, Cantonese dialect(noun)

    the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China


  1. Yue(Noun)

    Yue ware, a southern Chinese style of celadon-glazed stoneware

  2. Yue(ProperNoun)

    The modern Sinitic language which includes Cantonese (Canton) dialect. ISO 639-3: yue

  3. Yue(ProperNoun)

    People who speak Yue, such as the Cantonese and Taishanese

  4. Yue(ProperNoun)

    Any of several ancient Tai peoples of what is now Guangdong province, or their languages

  5. Origin: Mandarin Chinese Yuè (粵/粤 for the modern sense; 越 or 鉞/钺 in the ancient sense)


  1. Baiyue

    The Baiyue, Hundred Yue or Yue were various partly or un-Sinicized peoples who inhabited South China and northern Vietnam between the first millennium BC and the first millennium AD. In the Warring States period, the word "Yue" referred to the State of Yue in Zhejiang. The later kingdoms of Minyue in Fujian and Nanyue in Guangdong are both considered Baiyue states. Although people of Yue had knowledge of agriculture and the technology of shipbuilding, Chinese writers depicted the Yue as barbarians who had tattoos, lived in primitive conditions, and lacked such technology as bows, arrows, horses and chariots. The Yue were assimilated or displaced as Chinese civilization expanded into southern China in the first half of the first millennium AD. Variations of the name are still used in both the name of Vietnam and the abbreviation for Guangdong.

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