الصين

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Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain etymology, but probably from Sanskrit चीन ‎(Cina, China), itself usually derived from Old Chinese ‎(*Dzin, Qin). See "Names of China" at Wikipedia.

Proper noun[edit]

الصِّين ‎(aṣ-ṣīnf

  1. China, originally southern China as reached by the maritime Silk Road routes.

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