Ķīna

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Latvian[edit]

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 Ķīna on Latvian Wikipedia
Ķīna (Āzijā)
Ķīnas karogs

Etymology[edit]

Via other European languages, ultimately borrowed from Sanskrit चीन (čīna), via Middle Persian 𐭰𐭩𐭭 (čīn, China) (cf. Persian چینی (čīnī, Chinese; porcelain)), made, like most other country names, into a feminine 4th-declension noun. The ultimate source is apparently the name of the Qin (or Ch'in, in the Wade-Giles transcription system) dynasty.

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Proper noun[edit]

Ķīna f (4th declension)

  1. China (a country in the Far East region of Asia, with Beijing as its capital)
    Ķīnas karogsthe flag of China
    Ķīnas Kultūras revolūcijathe Chinese Cultural Revolution
    Ķīnas Komunistiskā partijathe Communist Party of China
  2. China (the region in Far East Asia that comprises the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan); also, this region throughout history)
    Ķīnas kultūrathe culture of China
    Ķīnas teritorija ir šūpulis vienai no vecākajām civilizācijām pasaulēthe territory of China is the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations in the world

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