Definition of Chinatown in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌɪnətaʊn/


A district of a large non-Chinese town or port in which the population is predominantly of Chinese origin: we spent the day poking about the back alleys of Vancouver’s Chinatown
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  • By the early twentieth century, over 80 percent of the Chinese population were found in Chinatowns in major cities in the United States.
  • Chinese emigrants have established Chinatowns all over the world, and they can also serve as bridges for conducting business.
  • Perhaps the clearest example of irrational panic is the widespread avoidance of Chinese restaurants and Chinatowns in the USA.

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