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Xia·men 1

 (shyä′mən) also A·moy (ä-moi′)
A city of southeast China east-northeast of Guangzhou on the Taiwan Strait. It was a treaty port following the Opium War (1839-1842).

Xia·men 2

See Amoy2.

[After Xiamen.]


(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Amoy



also Hsiamen

1. an island near the Chinese mainland in the Taiwan Strait.
2. a seaport on this island. 507,390.
Also called Amoy.
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Donald was born in Amoy, China, on December 9, 1917, the second of five children, and lived there until he was 12-year-old.
Thompson, dated London Mission, Chiangchiu, Amoy, China, 19 January 1893, in SOAS CWM China--Fukien, reports, box 2, file 100, 1892.
An All Nippon Airways airplane returned and made an emergency landing at Narita International Airport near Tokyo on Thursday due to an engine fire on its way to Amoy, China, airport officials said.