Henan definition

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A province of east-central China crossed by the Yellow River. Zhengzhou is the capital.
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(place) Province of EC China: 64,479 sq mi (167,000 sq km); cap. Zhengzhou.
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A province in the central part of the People's Republic of China.
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Origin of henan

  • Its one-character abbreviation is 豫 (pinyin: yù), named after Yuzhou Province (豫州 Yù Zhōu), a Han Dynasty province (zhou) that included parts of Henan.

    From Wiktionary

  • The name Henan means "south of the (Yellow) River (Huang He).

    From Wiktionary