Definition of Chinatown in English:

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Chinatown

Pronunciation: /ˈCHīnəˌtoun/

noun

A district of any non-Chinese town, especially a city or seaport, in which the population is predominantly of Chinese origin.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: Chi·na·town

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