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 (gwē′jō′, gwā′-) also Kwei·chow (kwā′chō′)
A province of southwest China. Guiyang is the capital.
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(ˈɡweɪˈdʒəʊ) ,




(Placename) a province of SW China, between the Yangtze and Xi Rivers: a high plateau. Capital: Guiyang. Pop: 38 700 000 (2003 est). Area: 174 000 sq km (69 278 sq miles)
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1. Also, Kweichow. a province in S China. 34,580,000; 67,181 sq. mi. (173,999 sq. km).Cap.: Guiyang.
2. former name of Fengjie.
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(28) Han Chinese used the word "in an extremely vague and general way to refer to uncultured southwestern peoples" or "all southern tribes considered beyond the pale of civilization." (29) An early twentieth-century Chinese-English dictionary reflects this usage in its definition of "Miaozi" as "wild aboriginal tribes found in Kueichou [Guizhou] and elsewhere." (30) In the eighteenth century, Qianlong's court "broadly designated almost all minorities as 'Miao people' (Miao min) [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]], although it was capable of also refining the term 'Miao' to refer to the rebellious aborigines of eastern Kweichow [Guizhou], centered on Ku-chou [Guzhou]." (31) Joseph Amiot, who served at Qianlong's court, shared that broad and loose use of the term.
Similarly, Strassberg places Kuei-lin in Kueichou, when it is in Kuangsi (p.