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

Definitions[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of 亜細亜 – see the following entry at アジア.
アジア【亜細亜】
[proper noun]Asia
(This term, 亜細亜, is a kanji spelling of アジア.)

Usage notes[edit]

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