鹿児島

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See also: 鹿兒島 and 鹿儿岛

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
鹿

Grade: S
こ > ご
Grade: 4
しま
Grade: 3
kun’yomi
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

鹿子 (kako, kago, fawn) +‎ (shima, island)

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

鹿児島(かごしま) (Kagoshima (kyūjitai 鹿兒島)

  1. Kagoshima (a prefecture in southwestern Japan)
  2. Kagoshima (the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan)

(alternative reading hiragana かごひま, rōmaji Kagohima)
(alternative reading hiragana かごいま, rōmaji Kagoima)
(alternative reading hiragana かごっま, katakana カゴッマ, rōmaji Kagomma)
(alternative reading hiragana かごんま, katakana カゴンマ, rōmaji Kagonma)

  1. (Kagoshima) Kagoshima
    • 1984 February 15, Murakami, Motoka, “またいつか、しょうまでのまき [One Day, We’ll Face off Again]”, in けん [Musashi’s Sword], volume 13 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 77:
      よかか…オイのなはだかけんすけ…くやしかったら鹿ッマセェこいいっでんいつでもしょうしてやっで‼
      Yoka ka… Oi no na wa Hidaka Kensuke… Kuyashikattara Kagomma sē ke‼ Idden shōbu shite yadde‼
      Awrite… Mah name’s Kensuke Hidaka… Come to Kagoshima when yer ready!! Ah’ll be waitin’ to settle witcha again!!
    • 1984 November 15, Murakami, Motoka, “鹿ンマたちのまき [The He-Men of Kagoshima]”, in けん [Musashi’s Sword], volume 17 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 21:
      (なつ)()よ、鹿()()(ンマ)(けん)(どう)がどげんもんかみせっくるっで‼
      Natsuki yo, Kagonma n kendō ga dogen mon ka misekkurudde‼
      Natsuki, ah’ll show ya what Kagoshima-style kendo is like!!

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

Okinawan[edit]

Kanji in this term
鹿

Grade: S
く > ぐ
Grade: 4
しま
Grade: 3

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 鹿児島 (Kagoshima).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

鹿児島 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 鹿兒島, hiragana かぐしま, rōmaji Kagushima)

  1. Kagoshima (a prefecture in southwestern Japan)
  2. Kagoshima (the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan)

References[edit]

  • カグシマ” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.
  • 沖縄語辞典 (Okinawago Jiten, “Okinawan Dictionary”)[1], 1963