Cina

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See also: cina, ĉina, ciña, cină, čína, Čína, and cīņa

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for Eufrocina.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ci‧na

Noun[edit]

Cina

  1. a nickname for Eufrocina

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Through Malay Cina, from a phonetic transcription of Sanskrit चीन (cīna), itself likely deriving from Old Chinese (*dzin, State of Qin, Qin dynasty). Compare Latin Sinae, Ancient Greek Θῖνα (Thîna), Arabic اَلصِّين(aṣ-ṣīn), Chinese 支那, Chinese 震旦, Japanese 支那 and English China.

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cina

  1. (now possibly derogatory) China (the country)
  2. (now possibly derogatory) Chinese (language)
  3. (derogatory, ethnic slur) Chink, Chinaman (Chinese person)

Usage notes[edit]

In Indonesia, this term is still commonly used, but (as of March 12, 2014) it is no longer used by the Indonesian government and most Indonesian-language media due to its racist overtones.

Synonyms[edit]
  • (Chinese person (pejorative)): singkek

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 支那 (Shina), from Middle Chinese 支那 (tsye na), a phonetic transcription of Sanskrit चीन (cīna), itself likely deriving from Old Chinese (*dzin)

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cina f

  1. China. Official name: Repubblica Popolare Cinese

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Malay[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English China, from Persian چین(čin, Chinese; porcelain), probably from Sanskrit चीन (cīna, a people of south-eastern Tibet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cina

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