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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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Sunico is a trustee of the Sunico Foundation for Arts and Technology, whose members are descendants of Changhuangco, an immigrant from Amoy, China, who brought to the country his skills in metalworking, and with eldest son, Hilario, cast many bells in his Binondo, Manila, foundry; some of these bells are still in use.
Mariano was born 84 years ago in Amoy, China, but grew up in Catbalogan, Samar.
Belo, who was born in Amoy, China, grew up in the Philippines, studied at UST and started his own hardware stores at Quezon avenue in 1977 with only few hardware and construction materials.
The competition, whose final stage was held in Amoy, China, was launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology of scientific, to help start-up technology enterprises and teams to stand out with their innovation and entrepreneurship.
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.
After 5 years in Formosa, he was transferred to Amoy, China, where he would live for 13 years.