What does Cantonese mean?

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Adjective
  1. Relating to Canton.
  2. Relating to Cantonese people.
  3. Relating to Cantonese language.
  4. Relating to Cantonese food/cuisine.
Noun
  1. (countable) An inhabitant of Canton; a person of Canton descent.
Proper noun
  1. (uncountable) A Chinese language mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of Mainland China, Guangdong (Canton), Hong Kong, Macau, by the Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia and by many overseas Chinese worldwide.
  2. (uncountable) A dialect of the Cantonese language, spoken in Guangzhou (Canton), Hong Kong, Macau, and treated as the standard dialect of the Cantonese language.
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