Yulin, Guangxi

Yulin, Guangxi

Yulin (Chinese: 玉林; pinyin: Yùlín; literally: "Jade Forest"), formerly romanized as Watlam, is one of the fourteen prefecture-level cities of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. Its Chinese name was changed in 1956 from the historical name 鬱林 (pinyin: Yùlín; literally: "Dense Forest"), which only sounds the same in Mandarin as the current one, but very different in the local dialect of Yue Chinese; 鬱 is uat˥ while 玉 is ȵok˨.[1] The former romanization follows the pronunciation of the historical name in Yue Chinese.

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