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From Mandarin 武漢/武汉 (Wǔhàn), from 武昌 (Wǔchāng) + 漢口/汉口 (Hànkǒu), two of the three towns that were merged to form Wuhan.

Alternative forms

  • (from Wade–Giles) Wu-han
  • WuHan, Wu Han, Wu-Han, Wu-han (colloquial)


  • IPA(key): /wuːˈhɑːn/, /uːˈhɑːn/
  • enPR: wo͞oʹhänʹ

Proper noun


  1. A sub-provincial city, the provincial capital of HubeiChina.
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