四夷

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Chinese[edit]

four
 
safe; to raze; to exterminate; barbarian
simp. and trad.
(四夷)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

四夷

  1. (chiefly historical) the four barbarian tribes on the borders

Usage notes[edit]

The term includes 東夷东夷 (dōngyí), 西戎 (xīróng), 南蠻南蛮 (Nánmán) and 北狄 (Běidí).