新興国

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新興国 (shinkō koku): emerging countries around the world.
新興国 (shinkō koku): newly industrialized countries.
Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 2
こう
Grade: 5
こく
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 新興 (shinkō, burgeoning, rising) +‎ (koku, country).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

新興国 (hiragana しんこうこく, romaji shinkō koku)

  1. emerging country, newly industrialized country
  2. (dated) a newly independent country, no longer a colony

Usage notes[edit]

A country labeled as a 新興国 in Japanese could be deemed in English to be either an emerging country or a newly industrialized country, or even both, depending on the context.

The sense of no longer a colony is no longer used in modern contexts.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9