Japan

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See also: Japán and japan

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Map showing Japan

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本 (Middle Chinese nyit-pwón < Old Chinese *nit-pˁənʔ) (compare Cantonese Yat6-bun2 日本, Korean Ilbon 일본, Japanese Nippon にっぽん, Mandarin Rìběn 日本, Vietnamese Nhật Bản).

Although the earliest form of "Japan" in Europe was Marco Polo's "Chipangu", the first recorded form in English was in a letter dated February 19, 1565 (published 1577), spelt “Giapan”. “Of the Ilande of Giapan”, by Luīs Fróis (a Portuguese Jesuit missionary in Japan), published in Richard Willes, “The History of Travayle in the West and East Indies” (London 1577), cited in “Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery”, by Peter C. Mancall, pp. 156–57.

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Japan (uncountable)

  1. An island nation in the Pacific Ocean, located to the east of China, Korea and Russia.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Japan

  1. Japan

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

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

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Japan

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

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

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Japan ?

  1. Japan

Faroese[edit]

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Wikipedia fo

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Japan

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

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Japan n

  1. Japan

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Japan n

  1. Japan
    Ég fer til Japans.
    I'm going to Japan.
    Hvar er Japan staðsett á kortinu?
    Where is Japan located on the map?

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

Japan

  1. rōmaji reading of ジャパン

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Japan

  1. Japan

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jǎpaːn/
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧pan

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Jàpān m (Cyrillic spelling Ја̀па̄н)

  1. Japan

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Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Japan

  1. Japan

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