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southern

adjective uk ( also Southern)   /ˈsʌð.ən/ us    /-ɚn/ ( written abbreviation S, US also So.)
B1 in or from the south part of an area: a southern route the Southern Hemisphere
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in Korean 남부의…
in Arabic جَنوبي…
in Portuguese do sul, meridional…
in Catalan del sud, meridional…
in Japanese 南部の, 南部からの…
in Italian del sud, meridionale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 南方的,南部的, 從南面來的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 南方的,南部的, 从南面来的…
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