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Fu·jian 1

 (fo͞o′jyän′) also Fu·kien (-kyĕn′)
A province of southeast China on the East China Sea and Taiwan Strait. Fuzhou is the capital.

Fu·jian 2

 (fo͞o′jyän′) also Fu·kien (-kyĕn′) or Fu·kie·nese (-kyə-nēz′, -nēs′)
A variety of Chinese spoken in Fujian province, eastern Guangdong province, and Taiwan.



also Fukien

a province in SE China opposite Taiwan. 31,830,000; 47,529 sq. mi. (123,000 sq. km). Cap.: Fuzhou.
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Noun1.Fukien - any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien provinceFukien - any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
Chinese - any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
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17) The Zhu-fan-zhi (Records of Foreign Countries) written in 1225 by Zhao Rukuo, the superintendent of merchant shipping for the Chinese coastal province of Fukien, records that Luo-hu was a dependency of Zhenla.
Distribution: China: Hainan, Kwangtung, Kiangsi, Chekiang, Fukien, Yunnan; Taiwan; Thailand; Laos; Myanmar; Malaysia; India; Vietnam: Yen Bay [probably = current Yen Bai Province], Phu Lang Thoung [= Phu Lang Thuong, part of Bac Giang Province] (Giordani Soika, 1982 (1981)).
The 140 students taking part in this year s Friend for life s journeys programme are from five secondary schools in Kwun Tong, namely Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo), Fukien Secondary School, Maryknoll Secondary School, St Antonius Girls College, and The Church of Christ in China Kei Chi Secondary School.
One group of staff and students was in Hong Kong, visiting Fukien High School.
YAMADA, Kumiko, '"The Fukien Mission": Irish Missionaries, Nationalism and Joyce', in Emerging Perspectives: Postgraduate Journal in English Studies, 1:1, pp.
Oaxaca and Puebla in Mexico, for example, or Shanghai or Fukien in China.
The Chinese Colonization of Fukien until the End of the T'anf.
46) On April 1, 1887, the couple arrived in Amoy, Fukien (Fujian) province, and set out to open a new mission station in the nearby city of "Chiang Chiu" (also known as Changchew, or Zhangzhou), thereby becoming, according to the LMS sources, the "first foreigners" in that locale.
There's a "recession special" on a Fukien Tea bonsai tree, marked down from $59.
Kenneth Cheng, president of the Chinese American Memorial Gardens, along with Billy Chan, chairman of Fukien American Association, along with other dignitaries will be in attendance representing numerous associations from the Chinatown community.
Oolong: Originates in the Fukien province of China.