(Cantonese is both the singular and the plural form.)
1) ADJ Cantonese means belonging or relating to the Chinese provinces of Canton and Kwangtung.
2) N-COUNT: usu pl The Cantonese are the people who live in or come from the Chinese provinces of Canton and Kwangtung.
3) N-UNCOUNT Cantonese is the language spoken in the Chinese provinces of Guango, Kwansai, and Hong Kong, as well as in other parts of the world.

English dictionary. 2008.

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