China

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English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Persian چینی ‎(čini, Chinese; porcelain), compound of چین ‎(čin, China) and the suffix ـی ‎(-i), from Middle Persian 𐭰𐭩𐭭 ‎(čīn, China), ultimately from Sanskrit चीन ‎(cīna).

Typically thought to be derived from the Qin Dynasty 秦朝 (Qíncháo), though many other theories have been proposed, some suggesting from the Jin (jìn), or the state of Jing (jīng), or even the state of Yelang 夜郎 (Yèláng).

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China (1) in yellow; China (2) in yellow and red

China ‎(plural Chinas)

  1. A country in East Asia, officially named the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国).
  2. A region in East Asia comprising the areas governed by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
  3. The civilization of the Chinese people.
  4. (very rare) A female given name.
    • 2001, Susan Wittig Albert, Bloodroot, Berkley Publishing Group, ISBN 9780425188149, chapter 1, 3:
      My name is China Bayles. I'm the owner of Thyme and Seasons and the co-owner, with Ruby Wilcox, of a new tearoom called Thyme for Tea.
  5. A town in Maine.
  6. A town in Texas.
  7. A town in the province of Nuevo León, Mexico.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Afrikaans Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia af

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch China.

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China

  1. China

Asturian[edit]

Asturian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ast

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China f

  1. China (country in east Asia)

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

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China n

  1. China (country)

German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia de

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard, northern Germany) IPA(key): /ˈçiːna/
  • (colloquially) IPA(key): /ˈʃiːna/
  • (southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland) IPA(key): /ˈkiːna/

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China n ‎(genitive Chinas)

  1. China (country)

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia id

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China

  1. (nonstandard, now possibly derogatory) China (country)
  2. (nonstandard, now possibly derogatory) Chinese (language)

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Usage notes[edit]

In Indonesia, this term is still also in common use, but (as of March 2014) it is rarely used by most Indonesian-language media and is no longer used by the Indonesian Government because of the extremely offensive nature of the standard form Cina.

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Interlingua[edit]

Interlingua Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ia

Proper noun[edit]

China

  1. China (country)

Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ms

Etymology[edit]

From English China, from Middle Persian [script needed] ‎(ṣīn, Chinese; porcelain), probably from Sanskrit चीन ‎(cīna, a people of south-eastern Tibet).

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China

  1. China (country)
  2. Chinese (language)

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Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia pt

bandeira da China

Etymology[edit]

From Persian چین ‎(čīn, China), from Middle Persian 𐭰𐭩𐭭 ‎(čīn, China), ultimately from Sanskrit चीन ‎(cīna).

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China f

  1. China (a country of Asia)

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:China.


Romanian[edit]

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China f

  1. China (country)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia es

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China f

  1. China (country)

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Swahili[edit]

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China

  1. Alternative form of Uchina