島国

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See also: 島國

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しま
Grade: 3
くに > ぐに
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
島國 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

From (shima, island) +‎ (kuni, country, land, region).

The kuni changes to guni as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(しま)(ぐに) (shimaguni (kyūjitai 島國)

  1. an island country, island state
  2. an island

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN