アメリカ

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Etymology[edit]

From English America, from Americus, Latinized form of the forename of Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512), Italian explorer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

アメリカ (hiragana あめりか, romaji Amerika)

  1. America, USA

Usage notes[edit]

Kanji forms include 亜米利加 and 亜墨利加. These are seldom used. However, the abbreviation (Bei) is used quite frequently.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3