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nan : south Pinyinnán (second tone)
A cross between 'none' and 'nan' (grandmother) in pronunciation

Probably based on the picture of a musical instrument, perhaps a bell.

A number of Chinese provinces have 'south' as part of the name: Henan (literally river South), Hunan (literally lake South), Hainan (literally sea South) and Yunnan (literally cloud South). as well as the city of Nanjing (literally southern capital).

wàng nán zǒu
wang : towards nan : south zou : walk; go
towards south walk = Walk south

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