小国

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 1
こく
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (shō, "small") + (koku, "country," "nation," "state")

Noun[edit]

小国 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 小國, hiragana しょうこく, romaji shōkoku)

  1. small nation, small country, lesser power

Compounds[edit]

  • 弱小国 (jakushōkoku): minor power
  • 小国寡民 (shōkoku-kamin): small country with a small population