亜細亜

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See also: 亞細亞 and 亚细亚

Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: 2

Grade: S
Irregular

Ateji (当て字), from Chinese 亞細亞

Proper noun[edit]

亜細亜 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 亞細亞, katakana アジア, rōmaji Ajia)

  1. Rare spelling of アジア. (abbr. )

Usage notes[edit]

  • Normally written in katakana in modern Japanese, the abbreviation is common.