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  1. (noun, location) a former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea; reverted to China in 1999

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Origin of the word Macau

  1. from Port. corruption of southern Chinese ama (name of a patron goddess of sailors) + ngao "bay, port." more

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