Cina

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See also: cina and cină

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From English China, through Malay Cina

Proper noun[edit]

Cina

  1. (now possibly derogatory) China (the country)
  2. (now possibly derogatory) Chinese (language)

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Usage notes[edit]

In Indonesia, this term is still commonly used, but (as of March 12, 2014) it is no longer used by the Indonesian government and most Indonesian-language media due to its racist overtones.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese 支那 (Shina), from Chinese 支那 (Zhīnà)

Noun[edit]

Cina

  1. (pejorative, ethnic slur) Chink, Chinaman (Chinese person)

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Italian[edit]

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Cina f

  1. China. Official name: Repubblica Popolare Cinese

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Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English China, from Persian چین (čīn, Chinese; porcelain), probably from Sanskrit चीन (cīna, a people of south-eastern Tibet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cina

  1. China (the country)
  2. Chinese (language)

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