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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.
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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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The Philippines figures in a knockout finals battle on Sunday against winner between Southern California Fukienese Association and Hongkong.
In this two-part fictional memoir, Wang extends her father's biography to a migratory fiction of a Fukienese family in Singapore and traces her mother's ancestry to a minority tribe beyond the Great Wall, the national symbol of a unified and centralized China.
The Fukien regional style features a large number of soups, congees, and stews, with a Fukienese specialty being the use of coagulated blood from pigs and chickens stir-fried with onions and other ingredients.
To meet the first and second goals of obtaining student feedback on the research process and developing culturally sensitive school-based interventions, researchers implemented two school-wide, multilingual (Mandarin, Cantonese, Fukienese, and English) orientation days for new students; published and disseminated a bilingual (Mandarin and English) list of frequently asked questions; created a bilingual (Mandarin and English) interactive bulletin board for answering students' academic questions; refined the overarching study's questionnaire items through extensive forward and back-translation (Mandarin and English); and created their own bilingual (Mandarin and English) student questionnaire which explores new students' challenges to cultural adjustment.