meaning of Amoy

Amoy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

old name when it comes to island of southeastern China, now known as Xiamen. From 1851 due to the fact title of a dialect of Chinese.

Amoy meaning in General Dictionary

any of the types of Chinese spoken in Fukien province

Sentence Examples with the word Amoy

The greater part of the former goes to Amoy for re-shipment to the west, but it is believed that if harbour improvements were effected at Tamsui so as to render it accessible for ocean-going steamers, shipments would be made thence direct to New York.

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