Guoyu

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Guo·yu

 (gwô′yo͞o′) also Kuo·yu (kwô′-)
n.

[Mandarin guóyǔ, loan translation (using the Mandarin readings of the two Chinese characters used to write the Japanese word) of Japanese kokugo, national language (of Japan) : koku, nation, country (from Early Middle Chinese kwək) + go, language (from Early Middle Chinese ŋı̷ă').]
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