اليابان

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本 (Rìběn), e.g. Min Nan 日本 (Ji̍t-pún). It's one of the Arabic country names which require the definite article اَل (al-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

الْيَابَان (al-yābānf

  1. Japan (a country and archipelago in East Asia)
    سِيَاحَةُ ٱلْيَابَانِ تَتَضَمَّنُ مَزِيجًا مُثِيرًا مِنَ ٱلثَّقَافَةِ ٱلْقَدِيمَةِ وَٱلْحَدِيثَةِ.
    siyāḥatu l-yābāni tataḍammanu mazījan muṯīran mina ṯ-ṯaqāfati l-qadīmati wal-ḥadīṯati.
    Tourism in Japan includes an exciting blend of ancient and modern culture.

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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “يابان”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN