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  1. Japan - Wikipedia

    Japan (Japanese: 日本, Nippon [ɲippoꜜɴ] or Nihon ()) is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean.It is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.

  2. Japan (Japanese: 日本; Romanised as nihon or nippon) is a country in East Asia. It is a group of many islands close to the east coast of Korea, China and Russia. The Pacific Ocean is to the east of Japan and the Sea of Japan is to the west. Most people in Japan live on one of four of the islands.

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  4. Names of Japan - Wikipedia

    The word Japan is an exonym, and is used by many languages. The Japanese names for Japan are Nippon and Nihon. They are both written in Japanese using the kanji 日本. Before Nihon came into official use, Japan was known in China as Wa or Wakoku. The name was first used during the third-century Three Kingdoms period, and can be translated as "dwarf" or "submissive". Japanese scribes found fault with its offensive connotation, and in the native name for Japan, Yamato, the character for Wa ...

  5. Merriam-Webster - Wikipedia

    In 1996, Merriam-Webster launched its first website, which provided free access to an online dictionary and thesaurus. Merriam-Webster has also published dictionaries of synonyms, English usage, geography (Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary), biography, proper names, medical terms, sports terms, slang, Spanish/English, and numerous others.

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  9. Japan - Wiktionary
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    Alternative forms

    1. Giapan (obsolete) 2. Japonia (obsolete)


    From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本, likely from an earlier stage of modern Cantonese 日本 (jat6 bun2) or Min Nan 日本 (ji̍t-pún) (in turn from Middle Chinese 日本 (nyit-pwón), potentially from older Old Chinese 日本 (*nit-pˁənʔ) but unattested in Old Chinese-era literature). Compare also Mandarin 日本 (Rìběn), Japanese 日本 (Nihon, Nippon), Korean 일본 (Ilbon), Vietnamese Nhật Bản. The earliest form of “Japan” in Europe was Marco Polo's Cipangu, the first recorded form...


    Wikivoyage 1. IPA(key): /dʒəˈpæn/ 2. Rhymes: -æn


    From Dutch Japan, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

    Proper noun

    Japan 1. Japan


    From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

    Proper noun

    Japan 1. Japan (An island nation in the Pacific Ocean)


    From Malay Jepang, from Chinese 日本.


    1. IPA(key): /jaːˈpɑn/ 2. Hyphenation: Ja‧pan 3. Rhymes: -ɑn

    Proper noun

    Japan n 1. Japan


    From Danish Japan, from Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.


    1. IPA(key): /ˈjaːpan/

    Proper noun

    Japan 1. (geography) Japan (An island nation in the Pacific Ocean)


    Japan 1. Rōmaji transcription of ジャパン

  10. Gringo - Wikipedia

    Look up gringo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A gringo ( / ˈ ɡ r ɪ ŋ ɡ oʊ / , Spanish: [ˈɡɾiŋɡo] , Portuguese: [ˈɡɾĩɡu] ) (male) or gringa (female) is someone considered a foreigner from the perspective of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Latin America .

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